Congratulations with the purchase of your blueberry plant. For three years, we have carefully nursed this quality plant: now, it is ready to produce plenty of berries in your garden. Enjoy!
Blueberries are sweets from the garden
The blueberry requires minimal attention and little care to grow into a colourful plant the fruits of which can be harvested smoothly. Blueberries are real treats that you can eat immediately after picking, they provide hundreds of small, blissful and tasteful moments, and you can enjoy them in your garden soon!
They fit into the mouth without biting or chewing and release their flavour and nutritional value quickly and efficiently. Meanwhile, they also have a healing and revitalising effect.
Blueberries are vitamin-rich, low-calory fruits with a cleansing character. This makes them the ideal fruit to enjoy immensely during the season and to use them in large quantities, not only culinary, but also as a recurring annual treatment or therapy. It is the ideal health promoter.
HOW TO PLANT
Blueberries can be planted throughout the year, but ideally, they are planted in the autumn so the rooting can take place during winter. First, make sure that the plot where the plant will be is free of weeds and has the correct composition and pH value. Blueberries thrive in an acidic soil (pH 4 to 5). However, this level of acidity cannot be achieved in every garden: mix peat, tree bark or spruce soil with the soil in the planting hole and add a bucket of water (of course, these mixtures can also easily be found in your local garden centre). Ideally, there is at least 1 metre of space between every plant and 2 metres between rows. Make a sufficiently large planting hole that is at least three times the circumference of the plant’s root ball and that is 40 cm deep. Tree bark or woodchips may be used as a finish.
TASTY BERRIES, YEAR AFTER YEAR
Blueberries are easy to maintain. Pruning is not necessary during the first years, but over time the oldest branches below the plant should be pruned. Adding fertiliser is not necessary during the first years either. However, older plants can be fertilised using acidic fertiliser with lots of magnesium.