You’ll love growing your own delicious blueberries at home, even if you have little space in your garden.
Today you will learn how to easily Grow Blueberries In Grow Bags. Shirley Bovshow, our resident Gardening Guru is here to show us how to get the plants started with the proper soil, spacing, and fertilizer.
You’ll also see how to care for them year-round, especially when they start growing back in spring. Blueberries are packed with anti-oxidants and have so many health benefits.
How To Grow Blueberries In Grow Bags
In this video from EdenMakers, expert landscaper Shirley shows you how to grow blueberries in bags. You can grow them virtually anywhere, including on screened porches and balconies, making them perfect for anyone with a small space.
Shirley shares how to choose the best plants, as well as why you should cut off blueberries right away. To view, click Play above ^
How To Grow Blueberries In Bags
Want a quick rundown of everything in the video? Here is how to grow blueberries in bags like a pro.
Choose a large, 45-gallon garden grow bag. These specially made bags allow air in and out so your plant gets everything it needs to grow.
Be sure to choose dwarf varieties of blueberry plants. You won’t want plants that get too big for the bag!
Ideally, they shouldn’t grow to a size of more than 3 feet.
The best growing method is to buy two varieties of blueberry plants per bag. This will actually make your plant produce a ton more blueberries.
Use a soil that is acidic, such as an azalea or gardenia variety. Blueberries need this type of soil to thrive.
Also, use an acidic fertilizer. When first planting your blueberry plant, dust the roots with it lightly.
When first planting your berries, be sure to gently break up the soil from the pot so the roots aren’t too compacted.
Plant the plants on either side of the bag, leaving some room all around.
Remove any berries or blossoms on your plant right away. This will ensure the plant spends more time growing roots and getting bigger, instead of just producing fruit right away.
Give your new plants a good watering. Blueberries need soil to be constantly moist, never dry.
Fertilize your blueberries in early spring using an acidic mix.