Readers, This time, I’m going to tell you all about blueberries! Today, we got some blueberry plants in the mail (see this post). They came in little cardboard tubes, like this: blueberry in boxblueberry label   We have four plants. Blueberries need very acidic soil to survive. To make your soil acidic, you can mix coffee grounds, sulfur, pine needles, or peat moss into it. Blueberries also need full sun, which means an open spot with no or almost no shade. They also need a lot of mulch (we used leaf mulch), and they need to be pruned every once in a while (after growing for three years). Blueberries will be ready for picking in late summer. Ripe blueberries should fall right off the bush into your hand. They’re yummy fresh or in a recipe! Hopefully all this comes together and we actually get some blueberries! (Last year we killed a blueberry bush because the soil wasn’t acidic enough.) Here’s some pictures of the blueberries after we planted them:

blueberries in bed blueberry planted

Some of the plants (like the one in the picture to the right) already have blooms on them. Plant those blueberries and I’ll post again next week!