Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Home Grown: Growing Blueberries
The blueberry is a small fruit that is very popular, but can be challenging and frustrating for some home gardeners.
Blueberries require acidic soils with high organic matter content. They can be injured by late-spring and early fall frosts and also midwinter temperatures below negative 20 degrees Fahrenheit. Blueberry plants are also expensive -- 2- or 3-year-old plants can cost over $7 per plant.
Blossom removal is recommended for the first 2 years after planting in order for the plants to channel energy into shoot and root development. Hence, there is no crop for the first two years.
Continued at... Growing Blueberries
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