Category Archives: Blueberries

A Rascally Rabbit Is Attacking My Blueberries

Today when I was dumping some coffee grinds around a row of blueberry plants, I saw some rabbit droppings.  Looking around, I found a larger pile next to a blueberry plant that had been gnawed down to it’s main branches – the cut branches were laying around the base of the plant.  I don’t think there will be any fruit on that plant this next season.  (I know the pile of brush and tree scraps that it is living in – I’ll deal with that rabbit later).

I had to put an old roll of garden fence around the row of blueberry plants, secured by 2′ t-posts.

fence around rabbit damaged blueberry plants

Only the main stem of this several year old bush is left.  I’m sure it will survive and come back next spring – although there will not be any berries on this plant next season.
closeup of rabbit damaged blueberry plant

I keep all sorts of extra supplies around and thus had this roll of fence and t-posts left over from the old place.  If you have the room, keep stuff that may be used sometime in the future.

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Blueberry Jackpot

I happened to walk into our local Lowes when they had all of their $10 – 1 gallon Blueberry plants marked down to $3.00.   I constrained myself to 9 more plants.  (6 are shown here).  I had 3 varieties to choose from.
mark down blueberries

I plan to learn to root my own blueberry cuttings and grow my own new bushes, but @ $3, I would be stupid to pass up these.

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Blueberries !!

Since we have our own place now, I invested in Blueberry bushes.  I bought 8 plants – 2 large ones, 2 medium plants (these pictured) and 4 small plants – about 5 different varieties.  A few varieties are needed to cross pollinate and since I am new to blueberries, I want to try out a number of different cultivars.
blueberry plants in pots
These plants are going in the ground as soon as I figure out a good place to plant them. I have to allow for a 6′ high shrub when they are full grown.  One of these plants has berries on it.  I am supposed to pick off all berries for the first 3 to 5 years, but I don’t think I’ll do it with these plants.  They have woody stems and I figure they are at least 2 years old.  I’ll compare it’s growth to the plant on the right that is a different variety and doesn’t have berries on it.

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