If planted in a suitable sunny site, blueberry bushes are almost completely pest free. However, this plant will not thrive or often even grow in the wrong soils. They must be grown in soils that are highly acidic (pH levels of 4.5-5.5), uniformly moist (not wet), and nutrient-poor. The soils must be high in organic matter because this provides a slow-release of nutrients to the plant.
Learn how to prune your blueberries and prep them now for your largest harvest ever. This is a great step by step tutorial on pruning and spring care for blueberry plants. Love her the tips on mulching and what to add to your soil. If you ever plan on having berries or have them, read this to make sure you get a large harvest! Blueberries are our favorite.
Blueberries need pruning to give the best fruit, I follow these instructions myself as you can see all being well I shall be getting enough for my muffins this year..Another good article from growveg.com..
Fertilizing Blueberries: Learn About Blueberry Bush Fertilizer - Fertilizing blueberries is an excellent way to maintain the health of your blueberries. Find more information about fertilizer for blueberries and how best to fertilize them in this article.
Learn all about growing blueberries; from choosing the best varieties, to preparing the soil, and proper spacing! Use our free online Vegetable Garden Planner, zone chart, planting guide, and worksheets to plan a garden that works for you!