Hey everybody! Today, we are going to teach you about planting blueberries. If you’re a beginner and want to learn how to grow this, we are here for you. So, without further delay let’s begin…
Topics covered in this article:
- Preparation of Seeds
- Blueberry Seedling
- Useful Tips for You
- Categories of Blueberries
You will be learning today how you can grow blueberry plants from the locally brought blueberry fruit. Blueberry plants are native to North America but people are growing in various parts of the world these days. The demand for blueberries has been hiked over the years because they are low in calories and high in nutrition. As well as they are packed with antioxidants that help prevent aging. By removing the free radicals in the body, they are loaded with vitamin C that lowers blood pressure, improves eyesight, and keeps bones strong. They are also rich in fibers that help to make the digestive system very strong.
This plant can be used from the leaves to root to make the cough syrups and many more. Because of their tons of benefit and the plant can live up to the lifetime of a person if taking good care of. It is always a great idea to have such a beneficial plant at home.
No 01: Preparation of Seeds
So, grab a pack of blueberries from the market. Make sure these are perfectly ripened blueberries, collect a few of the well ripe blueberries, and smash them. Inside the fruit, they have around 15 to 20 seeds in every Cruz. Clear the fruity part of that blueberry and clean it properly. You will get hold of the seeds. After that place, the blueberry seeds in the paper towel and make it completely wet. Put it in the ziplock bag and place the bag in the place where it gets warm but indirect sunlight.
After 3 weeks you’re gonna check now whether the seeds have grown or not. So, take out the seeds, generally, you should check the seeds once twice in 3-4 days so that the seeds are doing good or not. After 3 weeks some of your seeds would probably have grown but not all of them.
No 02: Blueberry Seedling
Take a cup and use peat moss and perlite as a growing medium. Generally, they like the acidic soil so you can still add some coffee grounds on it to make the soil a little bit acidic or even you can add vinegar to make the soil acidic. Put a few of the blueberry seedlings into the growing medium. Once it’s done, then just cover it with some more of the growing medium and water it up, so they are good to go for a while.
After that put the cup inside the Ziplock Bag so that the moisture will be locked inside the ziplock bag and blueberry seedlings will grow in a good environment. Place it in indirect sunlight where there is a nice and warm place.
After 6 Weeks:
After 6 weeks you would probably see that the blueberry seeds would have turned into small blueberry plants. They would be very small but eventually, they will grow into a big plant. All you need to do is have a little bit of patience while growing these blueberry plants.
After 3 Months:
When it’s done 3 months of time, you would your blueberry plant would have grown taller than before. But there might not be much of significant change but still, they would be growing and you need to be a little bit careful with them. Keep like that and they will keep growing. During the harsh winter, you can bring them inside the room or place them at the window where there is good sunlight or nice and warm.
No 03: Useful Tips for You
If you want to plant them into the container, a whisky barrel would be an ideal container to grow this plant because of its shape and size. So, you can use peat moss or you can add pine bark to make the growing medium more suitable for the blueberries. During the winter, they go dormancy all the leaves fall out and they just remain woody. You can prune at that time as well.
No 04: Categories of Blueberries
Generally, blueberries are divided into two categories low boost and high boost berries. The low boost berries grow up to 3 feet tall whereas the high boosts grow up to 12 to 13 feet.
It can be transplanted from their cuttings and you could have a number of cutting. Also, you can grow a number of blueberries plants. One main thing is that generally, the blueberry plant doesn’t get any disease. But you should always be careful about the root rot because they need a very low amount of water to grow properly. So, if you water them too much a root rot might occur and your plant might die.
Hope so guys you liked reading this article. I tried my best as much as possible ways to make you understand everything clearly so hopefully, this article is gonna be helpful for you in planting blueberries. Keep visiting us to learn many more things. Have a nice day!
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