by aditya abhishek
Blueberry is a perennial flowering plant that produces blue coloured berries which taste like perfect blend of sweet and sour. If you want to grow blueberry then keep reading till end.
You can grow blueberry in USDA Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. Start planting in spring in temperate regions and during late summer in tropical regions.
Well drained, loamy soil that can hold moisture and is slightly acidic. Prepare potting mix with 40% garden soil + 30% organic compost + 10% river sand + 20% cocopeat.
You can propagate blueberry during its dormant season from 5 to 6 inches long hardwood cuttings, keep few buds, dip bottom end in rooting hormone and plant them.
Daily 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight is good for better growth and development in blueberry plant. Avoid keeping it in low light condition.
Blueberry plant loves evenly moist soil but hates soggy soil. Therefore maintain drainage, and apply water only when top layer of soil becomes dry.
Fertilize blueberry plant with half teaspoon NPK (10:10:10) once after every 30 days or use two handful or leaf compost or dung manure along with onion peel fertilizer.
Strawberry, Pineberry, Basil, Parsley, Borage, Azalea, Lilac are companion plants of blueberry, hence planting them together is a good option.
Once the berries turns blue in colour then you can start harvesting them . Generally they ripe in the months of June, July, and August.
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