Who knew blueberries would thrive in a container garden? It would be great to have fresh blueberries all the time! Especially since they are such a healthy “super” food. Plus they make a pretty plant.
Blueberries grow well in containers due to their short root systems, and the plants don’t grow real big, so they are great for when space is limited. For the full low down on how to grow blueberries in a container, visit our image source: BalconyGardenWeb.com
Growing blueberries in a container is a great way to enjoy the taste of fresh berries without having to worry about pests or other problems that can occur when growing them in the ground.
There are a few things to keep in mind when growing blueberries in a container. First, make sure that the container you choose is large enough to accommodate the roots of the plant. A good rule of thumb is to choose a container that is at least twice the size of the root ball. Second, make sure that the container has drainage holes in the bottom so that excess water can drain away from the roots. Third, use a potting mix specifically designed for blueberries or another acidic plant.
To plant your blueberry bush, remove it from its nursery pot and loosen the roots gently before placing it in the chosen container. Once the plant is in place, fill the container with soil, leaving a couple of inches at the top for watering. Water the plant thoroughly and then place it in a location that receives full sun for at least six hours per day.
Blueberries require regular watering, especially during the fruiting season. The soil should be kept moist but not soggy. If the leaves of the plant begin to turn yellow, this is a sign that it is not getting enough water. Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture in the soil.
Fertilize your blueberry bush every two weeks during the growing season with an acidic fertilizer. You can also add organic matter to the soil such as compost or peat moss.
The fruits of the blueberry bush will be ready to harvest when they are a deep blue color and come off of the plant easily. Enjoy your fresh berries plain, in a pie or any other way you like!