Monday, February 11, 2013

Blueberry Bushes in Barrels

The Learning Garden currently has two large Blueberry Bushes growing in half barrels. These  big beautiful bushes have produced a lot of flowers but few fruit. The reason for this is they are the exact same variety. Blueberry blossoms require pollen from the blossoms of another variety of blueberry that blooms at the same time to produce significant fruit. On a day soon to be announced we will be adding three more Blueberry bushes to our collection of Blueberries in barrels.
Last year the bushes were a buzz with bees and Anna's Hummingbirds were sighted as well. We look forward to a big harvest this year. If you would like to help with or observe this planting project check the blog for updates.

1 comment:

  1. I look forward to hearing more about your blueberries! I'm curious--can blueberry bushes stay in barrels permanently? Or do they have to be replanted at some point?