- Blueberry (Vaccimium corymbosum) grow very well in containers; they produce beautiful white flowers during the spring, and delicious dark blue berries at the end of the summer. Blueberries are absolutely delectable; you can make your whole family happy with them and at the same time help out your neighborhood birds.
- Plant in a large container with good drainage and make sure the plant gets enough sunlight.
- You can use any type of soil to plant in container, but if you can mix in about a third of acidic soil, that would work best.
- Maintain the soil moist, but not wet enough to form mud or pool on the surface. Water frequently
- If you have enough space plant more blueberry plants in containers, this will help with pollination which will help your plants produce better berries and a bigger quantity.
- It can take a couple of years for your plant to produce large amounts of berries, be patient!
- In the winter, make sure your blueberries are protected. Move them close to a building or cover them with burlap so that the plant doesn’t die from the cold temperature.
- In containers, plants sometimes receive limited nutrients, use some fertilizer of compost in the container to help your plant be healthier and produce more fruits.
Blueberries grow in shrubs that grow up to 5 and 10 feet in height, depending on the type of plant. For this reason, make sure when you’re planting blueberries in containers that it is of the smallest variety for the climate of your zone. If possible, also get a hold of acidic soil for the container since blueberries grow best with some acidity in its roots.
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