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Stop buying blueberries

 


Fed up with the high cost of store-bought blueberries? Consider the rewarding alternative of cultivating your own blueberries right in your backyard or even in containers. Beyond the savings, you'll relish the freshness and satisfaction that comes from harvesting your own fruit. Here's how to embark on your blueberry-growing adventure:

1. Choose the Right Variety: Start by researching which types of blueberries will flourish in your local climate. Some varieties are suited for humid conditions, while others are hardy in colder climates.

2. Prep for Acidic Soil: Blueberries require acidic soil, with a pH between 4 and 5. If your garden soil isn't naturally acidic, don't fret—you can plant them in pots using the right soil mix.

3. Sunlight and Spacing: These bushes thrive in full sun. Plant them in the ground with at least 5 feet between each bush to ensure ample growth space. For container gardening, a pot about 18 inches in diameter is ideal. Regular watering is crucial—aim for 1 to 2 inches per week.

4. Protect Your Plants: 

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