7 Steps to Grow Blueberries at Home

Not all blueberries are happy everywhere! They need a certain number of chill hours, between 32 and 45 degrees F. Choose a variety that suits your climate.

Choose Your Blueberries

Blueberries love acidic soil with a pH level of around 4 to 5. Test your soil before planting and adjust the pH if necessary.

Test Your Soil

Plant blueberries in spring or fall. Find a spot in full sun and space the plants about 3 to 4 feet apart.

Planting Time

Water your blueberries well and keep them moist. They also need watering during dry spells as they're not drought-tolerant.

Watering Needs

Wait a month after planting to fertilize your blueberries. Use an acidic fertilizer like you would use for azaleas or rhododendrons.

Fertilize After a Month

Prune your blueberries annually to keep them healthy and productive. This will help ensure a good crop of berries each year.

Prune Your Plants

It's recommended to pick off the flower buds for the first two seasons. This allows the plants to grow more foliage and deeper roots for long-term health.

Patience is Key

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