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Grow bags are an excellent choice for planting blueberries. Different sizes allow you to choose your plant's footprint; they can be used anywhere from the front porch to the backyard garden up to the production level farm or greenhouse. The constant air pruning of roots ensures that the plant will stay an appropriate size for the space you have. Blueberries are great for edible landscapes as they have long-lasting foliage, turn a lovely scarlet in the fall, and have beautiful white to pink blossoms in the spring.
Blueberries require a higher soil acid level (4.5 to 5.5 pH) than most garden crops. Creating the perfect soil environment is much easier in a grow bag to treat and feed them for optimum fruit production. It is also essential to provide the blueberries with a higher acid level fertilizer; 10-10-10 is best.
Getting the bags ready for transplanting requires a few ingredients. Your planting mix will be layered to mimic natural soil strata and encourage multiple levels of root growth. For 10 gallon or larger Grow Bags, including live worms is ideal. The worms will help break down larger material and provide continuous food for your plants. The 25 gallon size is perfect for perennial plants that will need space to mature.
In order to properly pot up your plants, you will need:
Optional: At this point, add a good-sized handful of live worms to the soil.
Pinching off blossoms the first year will allow the plant to dedicate its energy to establishing roots.
Blueberries should be fed a 10-10-10 fertilizer one month after planting and once a year following that.
Basil and thyme make excellent companions for blueberries. They act as a living ground cover, help deter pests and give you extra crops from the space while your bushes are on their way to full size. High bush varieties can take up to 5 years to reach full production.
You can plant your blueberries near rhododendrons and azaleas as they are relatives and enjoy the same soil and fertilizer types. Keep in mind that both rhododendrons and azaleas are poisonous to humans and some domestic animals.
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Comparing fabric grow bags and plastic pots for growing vegetables and flowers. Learn more about the pros and cons of nonwoven fabric grow bags. Perfect for small-space gardening and areas with poor soil quality.
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