Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Blueberry Planting

Finally planting, May 29th, 2015
      What is so unusual about the blueberry bush shown above?  Or the other two that also finally made it into the ground?  Well, maybe the fact that my wife gave me four plants about six years ago, and I just got around to planting the three that have survived for years in their pots.  It was a case of not knowing where to put them, so they went nowhere.  I have kept them alive for six years by soaking them in a tub of water which makes sure that they get totally wet, and that the water does not just run down the edge of the pot.  And they survived the winters unprotected with their pots above ground!
      Wouldn't it be ironic for them to keel over now that they have been finally planted?

      The bush just put in is at the bottom of this shot.  The second bush is just above the wood chip path, and the third bush is by the white tag at the top of the picture.  The bushes have about six feet between them for future growth.  Bird netting will be a must, as catbirds and robins will pick a bush clean.  Just before you might find nice blue and ripe berries.  But they are in!!

1 comment:

  1. Enjoy your berries! Birds are a huge problem...the netting sure sounds like a great idea!