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Best Blueberry Variety?

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 22:43

They probably had a reason to tell you that, I got no idea what your plant looked like before the prune. If you pruned the weaker canes to simulate new strong growth, you probably did yourself a favor. Something I should have done with my poorest plant but I'm very reluctant to prune the only cane of the plant.

I was a bit surprised it was pruned late in the growing season that all. Blueberry plants however do have another spurt of growth around harvest, so if it was pruned around then it ended up being a good choice.

Best Blueberry Variety?

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 19:16

Yes they are buds.

They growing alright, not as small as I expected. Although I don't know why the nursery told you to prune a third of your plant?

I can't really see, but looks like there a few dead stems on the front bush. Looks like they turned grey? normally starts off as black burned tips and works itself down the stem eventually turning grey. You can compare it to a long piece of ash on a cigarette.

compost advice

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 23:31

First time for me to be successful making compost this year. I added wood chips, I heard it heats up the process, seems to work. I also got this fushia bush that the wife hates, cannot get to the roots as it growing between the path and the house. I cut it down every year and this year it went in the shredder then the compost heap.

I had compost bin as above, but now gone in a home made one made from pallets. I was told, the bigger the heap, the hotter it gets, breaking it down quicker. Is this true?

Its a pain to turn it over tho, so all fresh waste goes in the plastic compost bin first.

Best Blueberry Variety?

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 23:23

I'm assuming they were 2 yr old. Was wondering if they were trying to fob you off with just a 1 yr old plant. Problem is the 9cm pot restricts the growth and they become difficult to grow new thick branches from the stem.

I bought 10 from scotsplantdirect. 7 growing great, out the other three, pretty small and leggy but one has grown a new thick stem that have grown 3 foot this year, one looks like someone sat on it and no idea whats happening with the last one, hardly any new growth. All had flowers but barely two or three, no worries there with yours.

Feed with eracious feed in Spring and after harvest, they have another spurt of growth after harvest.(tho you don't know when harvest is as you don't have flowers, you can do it with the Bluecrop, not sure with the other two).

I would normally recommend to nip the tip of the new growth to encourage new branches, but with only 7 inches grown I don't really know.

Any chance of uploading a pic up?

 

 

Best Blueberry Variety?

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 22:34

Mrs T. normally they flower the second year!

Any idea how old they were? Any woody growth when you had them and have they grown much new growth this year

Best Blueberry Variety?

Posted: 06/09/2014 at 20:48

Earliblue I found bland.

Herbert slightly better but missing something

Bluecrop large berries and sweet

Pink Lemonade. cannot comment yet as recently bought

My favorite two are Elizabeth and Darrow. Very large berries and very delicious.

 

Blueberry hedge

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 19:23

Has anyone created an hedge of blueberry plants? I bought 10 plants that I want to grow closer together than the recommended distance to create a hedge. I want to know the minimum distance I can get away with without it looking too overcrowded. 

varieties bought are Blueberry Duke and Blueberry Bluecrop, 5 of each. There be two hedgerows of same varieties in each.

New Plum and Pear trees

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 21:38

Only have room for one. victoria it is then

 

New Plum and Pear trees

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:48

Was going to buy a plum tree, wife is keen to have one. any variety anyone recommends

My first year in the vegetable garden

Posted: 10/05/2014 at 18:41

This is my 4th or 5th year and your garden is 100 times better looking than mine.

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