Home grown blueberries are very sweet. This delicious blue fruit is high in antioxidants and is a wonderful and easy edible plant to grow in your garden at home.
Sun – Blueberry bushes need 6-8 hours of full sun day. They also need sunlight to help them grow through their dormancy phase it helps their leaves change color and fall off in the fall.
Soil – Moist well draining soil is preferable to blueberry bushes. They need to grow in acidic soil and if they don’t have enough acidity they won’t produce fruit.
Spacing – Blueberry bushes need to be spaced as least 3ft/1m apart so that their roots can fully spread out.
Water – Blueberry bushes need one inch of water a week when they are not fruiting and 4 inches of water when they are fruiting. They get most of this water from rain, but if you live in an area where it doesn’t rain often then you will need to water them so that they will fruit.
Food – They only need to be fertilized once a year at the beginning of spring.
Annual or Perennial – Blueberry bushes are a perennial plant that comes back every year. They life span is 50 years, during this time they will grow and fruit every year.
Climate/Hardiness – They are extremely cold hardy and will survive freezing snowy winters without any help. In fact they need winter to help with they yearly cycle.
Harvest – You can harvest blueberry fruit when they become ripe and ready to pick but if you cant to harvest blueberry canes to make more blueberry bushes you will have to wait until the summer.
Transplant – Blueberry bushes can be transplant when they are new but once they are established they have deep wide roots which makes them almost impossible to dig up.