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How to grow a Blueberry in a Container


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You will need: Blueberry plant, Ericaceous compost, Shredded bark, Pot, Tub, Watering can

Blueberries are very popular fruit, both for their taste and the vitamins they contain. They like to grow in well-drained acidic soil, so if your garden soil is unsuitable, you will need to use a container to provide the ideal conditions.

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Step One:

The plant you buy will probably be in need of potting immediately, so have everything ready. A solid rootball packed with roots is a sure sign.

Step 1 of How to grow a Blueberry in a Container

Step Two:

In a separate pot or tub, mix together Ericaceous compost and shredded bark in a 50:50 ratio as your potting mix for the blueberry.

Step 2 of How to grow a Blueberry in a Container

Step Three:

Position the plant so its original compost surface is just covered by the new compost. Firm the new compost gently around the rootball as you fill the pot.

Step 3 of How to grow a Blueberry in a Container

Step Four:

Water well to settle the compost and allow to drain. Use rainwater rather than tap water if you live in a hard water area, as the extra calcium each time you water will gradually raise the pH in the pot.

Step 4 of How to grow a Blueberry in a Container

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