Friday, March 25, 2016

Blueberries

I've tried to plant blueberries a few times.  The little bushes always disappear instead of growing.  I don't know if something eats them or what.  Usually every summer we go visit my aunt and uncle to pick their blueberries, since I can't seem to grow them myself.


Nevertheless, when a neighbor offered us some starter blueberry bushes from his I jumped on them.  We planted them along the driveway on a hill back in February.  I'm hopeful that since they are already used to the terrain and soil in our area, they will fare better than the ones I have bought from the store.

Readers, do you have much luck planting berries?

23 comments:

Steve Surratt said...

My son and I planted a blueberry bush last spring and the leaves promptly fell off. I found out they were acid-loving and added some acid fertilizer over winter and now our little bush is growing pretty well. I think rabbits really like them as they chewed the stems this winter.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Looks like a good spot for them and you can keep an eye on them and at least see what is going on.

PioneerPreppy said...

No luck with blueberries here.We have managed to get a bush to survive at most a year or two but they never thrive and usually just slowly die.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

We don't have any but Larry's cousin has blueberry bushes on their farm south of us. I hope these new ones will flourish for you.

Out on the prairie said...

I would have to amend the soil too much.I would love to have them, I use a lot.Made a lemon cake with them yesterday.

Monkeywrangler said...

They need a vet acidic soil to grow well. Try adding sulphur once or twice a year, and replanting in peat moss and pine bark.

Vera said...

No luck here either with planting berry producing shrubs, but will keep on having a go!

Sally said...

Your yard looks so pretty! I hope the blueberries work for y'all.

xoxo

Karen S. said...

Enjoy them! What a pretty view of the fence and area around it!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I planted two apple trees last year. I noticed Bambi had trimmed it. sigh. I'm not sure I could keep blueberries, either! We have a ton of wild raspberries, though! (And lots of organic farms near!)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Hope they work out for you. I just bought some blueberries in the store yesterday. We do not do much planting but I will have a tomato plant.

Michael Manning said...

No experience. But I like that you;re starting to get some feedback on what to possibly include.

Michelle said...

I tried growing them, but no luck. I hope yours do well!

mail4rosey said...

The deer woyld always eat ours. Every once in awhile though we would get lucky. Good luck with yours!

Linda said...

I think the deer eat them. I've watched deer eat a rose bush!

Endah Murniyati said...

I hope you will be lucky with your blueberries bushes

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I have two that survived the last couple years and I hope to find berries this year. I need to plant a couple more for that to happen, though.

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Deer could be eating them. Try taking hair from your hair brushed and plant that all around the blue berry beds. They don't like the smell of you, it should keep them away.

Laurie said...

The deer love them, around here. But I don't think they eat the whole bush. Hope you figure it out. I've been enjoying your blog!

Small Kucing said...

I have no luck planting blueberries as the weather here is no suited for it

Busy Bee Suz said...

I tried once and they didn't like me either. :) Hopefully this batch will work out for you and your family. YUM

Annette said...

Oh I LOVE blueberries! Good luck with your new plantings; I definitely think these new ones will grow since they're used to your terrain!

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

I hope you have good luck with these bushes.