I've been wanting to start a black berry bush, but I thought I did enough research. However, the weather in Kentucky is unpredictable in the spring and I don't want to kill my plant. I would really appreciate some in depth tips on how to get it thriving and keep it protected from critters and diseases.
Here are links to growing blackberries and blueberries that should answer all your questions:
This one tells how to prepare the site:
r May. I was n 't thinking about them being dormant and brought them indoors. They are now getting leaves. They are still in their original packa ging. What should I do?
It will be best to get some grow lights until you can plant them out! Unfortunately, your photos did not come through, so I am unable to see the size of the plants. I cannot determine the size of light fixture that you will need.
at least 200 watts of horticultural grade lighting should suffice until you can plant them out, though.
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I made the cinnamon spray in your artical about my blueberry plant that has black leaves and has a fungus. I spayed the leaves and soil once. Do I repeat this spray application more than once.
You can spray weekly till you see improvement.
I’m looking for a blueberry bush that will grow well in zone nine that does not require cross pollination. The abundance of birds and rats in my neighborhood enjoy all of my fruits and vegetables unfortunately before I do! I have a screened in pool area and I’m wondering if there’s a variety of blueberry that doesn’t require cross pollination and could be grown inside the screen enclosure. The downside also of this is that it blocks a large amount of the sun while protecting us from sunburn! I keep trying to have it all, though. Is there hope? Thank you Barbara Dekle
The two types of blueberry bushes that do well in zone 9 need another variety for cross pollination and they need full sun. You can cover them with mesh while they are growing to keep the animals out.
What could be causing some of my Japanese Blueberry leaves to turn yellow, and what can I do about it? They have made a remarkable recovery from the main freeze, and are extremely healthy looking otherwise. Thanks !
Test the soil for pH swings and deficiencies, but I suspect that the pH is high, making nitrogen unavailable. Amend NPK ratios to be in the "moderate" category.
The soil should be light and airy. If not, then mulch and add earthworms! This will help loosen up any compacted soil.
They are turning salmon color I looked it up just wondering if the ones that turn blue can you eat them ones
They will be far from palatable. They aren't harmful, but they won't be of quality. Treating will require lots of cleanup of winter debris, as well as antifungal treatment.
I put outside one day and the leaves got scorched. I\'ve since kept inside and new growth is occurring. Should i cut off the branches with the scorched leaves? Should i plant this outside? It is a Sharpblue blueberry i couldnt get picture to upload.
I would, definitely, acclimate it to the sun, slowly. I would do so a few hours at a time, increasing in time, until it is able to withstand full sun.
Go ahead and prune off any dead growth. Avoid feeding with nitrates, and opt for ammonium sulfate, instead.
Wait to plant until temperatures are manageable, though. Planting during the heat may not bode well.