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.
Blueberries love acidic soil with a pH level of around 4 to 5. Test your soil before planting and adjust the pH if necessary.
Plant blueberries in spring or fall. Find a spot in full sun and space the plants about 3 to 4 feet apart.
Water your blueberries well and keep them moist. They also need watering during dry spells as they're not drought-tolerant.
Wait a month after planting to fertilize your blueberries. Use an acidic fertilizer like you would use for azaleas or rhododendrons.
Prune your blueberries annually to keep them healthy and productive. This will help ensure a good crop of berries each year.
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.