Cultivating a blueberry bush can seem like a daunting task. However here are 5 easy ways to get your blueberry bush off to a great start!
- Get good soil acidity by using a combination of pine bark fines and peat moss – a proportion of 3 to 1 is ideal. That would be 3 pounds pine bark fines to 1 pound peat moss. Once thoroughly mixed the bush will do fine growing in this medium.
- Use a container with very good drainage. It would be wise to add extra holes to the bottom of a 15 gallon pot – as blueberry bushes are very susceptible to root rot. The excess water more often than not will lead to soil diseases like root rot – which will cause your bush to die!
- Do not Fertilize until 2 months of growth. Fertilizing early or use of too much fertilizer will get you a luscious green bush with very little fruit.
- Place the bush in full sun. Bushes need the sun to help the leaves manufacture fruit.
- Leave the bush alone! Nature- once given the proper conditions and time will amaze you.
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