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Blueberry Patch Garden

My Blueberry Patch started in 2006. I have 24 plants currently. Most of my plants are 4 years old. I got a few 3 year-old plants from my friend. I got about 20 pounds in 2009 and 30 pounds in 2010. It usually take 3-5 years to produce heavy fruit yields. Pictures are from Summer 2009.

Photo #5 is my friend’s patch where I learned about blueberry farming. I’m currently starting 12 new plants from cuttings I made from his blueberry bushes. They will be ready to transplant in Spring of 2011. I will be photo documenting, in a journal entry, the cloning process of rooting in egg carton boats, floating in a willow bark and water mixture. If it sounds strange, it is. It’s a technique dating back hundreds of years.

I root with Willow Tea like this.

Located in Ithaca, NY, United States, hotwired's Blueberry Patch garden is an outdoor garden that currently contains 5 plants.

This is a Backyard garden that is known to be in USDA Hardiness Zone 5b. It has mainly Combination soil and receives Full Sun light.

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I planted 2 little blueberry bushes last month & they aren’t looking too good. Any words of wisdom for me? I did just get some Hollytone to put on them on the advice from someone at a gardening supply store.

Posted on 30 Apr 10 (over 9 years ago)

PH levels are very important. Try to get the PH down to 5.2 as a goal. Blueberries are acid loving plants much like strawberries.

Posted on 30 Apr 10 (over 9 years ago)

im so jealous i cant wait to get blueberries growing

Posted on 08 Aug 10 (about 9 years ago)

I’ve picked 330 pounds so far this year, about 30# from my plants, and the rest from my friend’s fields (photo 5 above). That’s the not-so-fun part of blueberry farming.

Posted on 09 Aug 10 (about 9 years ago)

How is this coming along? Are you ready or have you transplanted these yet? Just got into blueberries so I am curious.

Posted on 06 Jun 11 (about 8 years ago)

Blueberry bushes are doing well, growing like weeds. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to relocate them this fall to dedicated raised beds. I’m probably going to add 7 more plants this fall for an even 20.

Posted on 07 Jun 11 (about 8 years ago)

One of mine is doing fine, and the other is under attack – by what I don’t know. Most of the leaves are stripped and it was in an enclosure. Insects I’d have to say. Curious why they would attack one and not the other 4 feet away. Different variety is the only difference.

Posted on 12 Jun 11 (about 8 years ago)

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