Blueberry Bushes
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why can’t blueberry sprouts come out of the seed coat after the first leaf is formed? How to help them get out of the seed coat

Zone 28155 | winer added on October 9, 2019 | Answered

after the first leaf is formed? Some of my blueberry sprouts failed because they didn't come out of the seed coat.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on October 9, 2019

This will be the reasoning behind drastically overplanting. Most of them will fail, and there is nothing that you can do about it. This is natures way of culling out unfit genetics.

Think of it this way... Helping the little guy out of his seed for him may help him to survive, but if the genetics are unfit, then it may be more trouble than its worth to keep it alive. It will likely be nutrient deficient, prone to infection, and not very strong. Continuing on a genetic line unfit for survival can prove disastrous for species in the long run, though breeding.

This article will help you to grow blueberry plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blueberries/growing-blueberry.htm

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