|New blueberry bushes planted last year.|
|Cutting mill felt for better drainage.|
|Rocks to support the mill felt.|
To make inexpensive larger pots, I asked Wayne to cut two 45-gallon plastic barrels in half. I used the top halves with the fluted edge because that part was more decorative. I then painted the pots dark green on the outside to match our cabin’s trim. Click here to see how I did it.
|Mill felt is porous to allow for better drainage.|
They also like acidic soil with a pH of 5.0, a topping of organic matter, and lots of sunshine.
|Soil and peat came next.|
|The blueberry bushes went into their new pots.|
A lot of the smaller root hairs fell away with some of the soil. They will get replaced in the spring when the new growth begins.
|The blueberry bushes in their new larger pots.|
Finally I filled in the edges of the pots with more soil and peat moss.
|Spring buds on the Northsky plant.|
Check back later to see how this season progresses. Hopefully with all this attention, I’ll get a good crop of berries this coming summer.
Do you grow blueberries? What has been your experience?
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