Blueberries are one of the star fruits of summer and you may be wondering how to get them in your garden. Know that it is not very complicated. To enjoy this summer star fruit right from home, all you need to do is follow a few simple tips.
When to plant blueberries?
Choose fall or spring to plant your blueberry tree.
Where do you plant your blueberry tree?
The ideal is to choose a sunny place, but the blueberry also adapts to more shady places. In any case, the most important thing is that the soil is acidic (pH below 5.5). In order not to be mistaken, it is best to test the acidity of your soil with a test kit (and if the pH is not suitable, you can always go to a potted culture).
How to plant a blueberry tree?
Dig a hole twice the depth of the roots, place the blueberry in it and fill it with compost. Then, mulch around the foot using pine bark or wood shavings. FYI, know that the lapausejardin site recommends leaving a 1.5m gap between each plant.
Maintaining your blueberry tree
Remember to add some fertilizer to your plant after each winter and renew the mulch. In addition, prefer as much rainwater as possible to tap water (too rich in limestone). From the third year, it is also recommended to prune the blueberry tree (especially remove damaged branches and branches that touch the ground).
All you have to do is get started!