Bare root blueberries have landed! This time of year is a great time to plant while the plants are dormant and the ground is soft and moist, plants experience less shock and are quick to establish before the growing season and hot summer.
Growing blueberries is very rewarding. Here are just a few excellent benefits of growing these productive plants:
- The flowers of blueberry shrubs are a great food source for early season pollinators.
- Blueberry bushes are attractive shrubs in the garden as they give a prolific bloom of lovely bell-shaped flowers in spring, awesome fall foliage color, and winter interest with colorful red stems.
- Blueberries are one of the most nutrient dense berries containing 4 essential nutrients including fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and manganese.
- Berries can be used in a variety of recipes to enhance flavors and give a sweet or tart twist to a dish such as pancakes, salads, and smoothies.
- Blueberries are packed with antioxidants which protect your body from free radicals that can damage your cells and contribute to aging and disease, such as cancer.
Though most high bush varieties are self-fertile, growing two different varieties near each other generally leads to larger yields with bigger berries. Pair varieties that have similar bloom times for best cross-pollination results.
If you like blueberries, plan on 2 blueberry plants per family member. If you want to enjoy frozen blueberries year-round, then plant about 4 blueberry plants per family member.
Plant blueberries in well-drained soil with lots of organic materials. Space plants about 6 feet apart and allow 8 feet between rows. Plant with the top of the root mass just at the soil surface. Mulch with 3 to 4 inches of compost or bark mulch.
Bare Root Blueberries – $24.99 each
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