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By Halimar

Norfolk, United Kingdom Gb

just got 2 blueberry plants/fruits finished/ both in pots need advice on how 2 introduce em 2 the garden/ got small back garden hence growing fruit and veg in pots /how big do they grow? can i keep them in patio pots ? /shud i plant them in the front garden[only 1mx1m]-desperate for advice -halimar

thanks 2 all who gave advice on blueberry problems



Only ever use rain water not tap water. And the compost you use should be acidic ericaceous compost.

8 Sep, 2011


They don't get too large Halimar, I think you will find it easier to keep them going in the ground rather than in containers. They do prefer acidic soil but will be okay in neutral soil too, it is only if you have alkaline soil that you will need to plant them in ericaceous compost. The way the weather is right now I think it unlikely you will need to do much watering. If you are in an alkaline area then, if possible, water with rain water.

8 Sep, 2011


They need loose, damp soil, so if you have compacted soil then you will need to improve it first. As said, they prefer ericaceous soil. I put pine needles as a mulch around them and that works well. They are quite easy to grow otherwise apart from keeping well watered.

8 Sep, 2011


Agree with Kildermorie Rotting pine needles are a great mulch for blueberrys.

8 Sep, 2011

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