London (change)
Today 9°C / 9°C
Tomorrow 11°C / 10°C
4 messages
07/02/2012 at 18:57

hi all 

please can anybody tell  me a good type of blueberry and how to plant it.

i heard it needs ericasious soil 

regards 

Joe the Gardener

    08/02/2012 at 18:34

Hello Joe, do take a look at our video on growing blueberries and cranberries, which is full of useful advice, including tips on planting and providing ideal soil conditions:

How to grow blueberries and cranberries

The variety that Chris is planting in the video is called 'Bluejay'.

Daniel
Editor, gardenersworld.com

09/02/2012 at 20:27

I now grow 4 varieties to get the longest season possible. The first 3 were bought as a multi-buy purchase from a gardening catalogue. The 4th was a acquired as someones surplus and is even earlier. My 3 varieties are Toro, Early Blue and Brigitta. If your only getting one I would suggest one which fits with your lifestyle ie ensure your not on holiday when it is due to fruit. They look good in a border but, I now have mine in a seperate netted bed - we often found we didn't get to the fruit in time for breakfast before the birds who love them too.  

Ericasious soil is best. Mine is slightly acidic anyway but I would suggest planting with it and then muching with it in the autumn too.......

25/02/2012 at 06:47

I grow them too but cant remember the variety.  Yes do net them as I had the same problem.  I havnt had much of a crop so not sure what to do there. My plants are 3 to 4 yrs old.  Do I need to prune?

email image
4 messages