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The worst mistake a man can make is to do nothing because he feels he can do little.
James Burke

Typical Pine

The edge were tree meets field creates a haven for all sorts of critters.

Blueberries

Tough to grow, but worth it

Blueberries

Lovely, luscious, blueberry .


Blueberries come in 3 sizes: high bush -- 6 to 8 feet tall; low bush -- knee high; and hybrids about 4 feet tall. I carry native low bush -- surplus from a reclamation project up north, and two hybrids.

Blueberries need very acidic soil. Try 40% peat moss, 40% compost remainder clay based loam. Rototill in about 1 lb of sulfur per square yard the year before.

Blueberries are bog plants. They don't like running short on water, but they live in the upper mossy areas of the bog. So: Can't be sodden, can't dry out. It's easiest to grow them in containers.

Containers should be about 1.5 to 2 feet across and at least 10 inches deep. Fill with a fifty-fifty mix of soil and peat moss. Water with azalea fertilizer at 1 tablespoon per 5 gallons every two weeks, and regular water to keep damp. Mulch heavily with wood chips. If you prefer you can grow them in a raised bed. Put them about 3 feet apart. Layers of cardboard under the wood chips reduce weeds.

Chippewa is a cultivar that has marble sized fairly sweet berries.

Northcountry has slightly smaller berries that have a stronger flavour.

Food -- Blueberry

Species
Cultivar
Container
Format
Available
(# plants)
Height
(feet)
Price
($/Plant)
Blueberry, Chippewa #1 Std pot (3 qt) 20 1.3 $18.00
Blueberry, Chippewa #5 Std pot (15 qt) 11 1.2 $40.00
Blueberry, Northcountry #1 Std pot (3 qt) 20 5.8 $25.00
Blueberry, Northland #5 Std pot (15 qt) 16 1.0 $40.00
Cranberry, Bog #1 Std pot (3 qt) 104 0.4 $12.50


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