How to Grow Buckets Full of Blueberries at Home

Blueberries are super healthy as they contain tons of antioxidants and phytonutrients. These berries boost memory and prevent memory loss caused by aging. The tiny berries have a low glycemic index, regular blood sugar, optimize the function of your cardiovascular system, protect retina from oxygen damage, and prevent the development of cancer.

Growing blueberries is easy. They need sun, water, soil, pruning, mulching and fertilizer. It does not need too much effort, and gardeners say blueberries are the easiest berries to plant.

To plant blueberries, you need acidic soil. Its pH value should be about 4.8-5.5 Add coffee grounds gradually to neutralize the acidity of the soil and you also get usable nitrogen. Be careful, you do not want to add too much at once because it will affect the growth of flowers and fruits. These processes depend on phosphorus and potassium.

Check up the soil because high amounts of sulfur affect pH values and disrupt soil microbes.

Blueberries grow into a short root shrub, meaning you do not have to plant them deep into the ground. You should also be careful not to damage the gentle roots when you weer or top dress.

The shrub needs an inch of water per week.

Planting blueberries in containers

Containers do not offer proper insulation from cold weather. In other words, you will have to protect the plant during winter to save the roots. In October, bury the containers into the ground at spots where snow accumulates. This is necessary for the plant as it protects them from cold winds. Mulch the soil with 4-8 inches of straw in mid-November or just cover your blueberries with burlap.

Sources:
The Farmacy
Grow Organic
Gardens Alive

 

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