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How To Grow Blueberries

Updated on September 09, 2013
Njam
Njam

Blueberries are delicious fruits that can be easily grown in your home garden. They require very little space and can be grown even in containers. Due to their shallow root system this is not a problem.

As we all know, blueberries are very tasty, but in addition to that they also have many nutritional benefits. They are rich in antioxidants that protect us from damage caused by free radicals, and filled with vitamins, fibers, and other nutrients. They are also low in calories and contain no cholesterol.

They can help with a range of health problems - from age related ailments to vision and urinary tract health.

You can eat them fresh or cooked, or you can freeze them for consumption during off-season. They can be used for jelly, jam, pies, pastries, juice, etc. A truly wonderful superfood.

Growing Blueberry Bushes

Growing blueberry bushes in your garden is fairly easy. A key factor is acidic soil. Blueberries need acidic soil with pH value ranging from 4.5 to 5.5. They also require moisture retentive, well-drained, sandy soil. Adding organic matter (such as peat moss and composted leaves), and sulfur will acidify the soil.

The best time to plant blueberries is in spring after all danger of frost passes. They grow best in full sun.

Once these basic requirements are fulfilled, blueberry bushes will require minimal care. They will produce delicious fruits for decades to come.

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