Blueberries

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pepsi100

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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2021, 15:04 »
Thanks, that link led straight to Amazon, bought and paid for now, be here October 01
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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2021, 08:16 »
Well the nights are drawing in now

Solar lights not lasting the night

Gloomy days, cloudy nights

Even a bit chilly in the morning

Now down to blueberry plants

When should I start bringing the pots in?

When do I start covering them in a fleece?

So far now frost, not even that cold really, the leaves haven’t dropped on the plants in the pots yet, the ones in the ground are starting to look like twigs
« Last Edit: October 02, 2021, 11:57 by pepsi100 »

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Grubbypaws

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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2021, 12:22 »
Mine stay out all winter and are not fleeced. Despite temperatures getting down to -11C here last winter and killing a fair few things in the garden the blueberries were fine and I have had a bumper crop.

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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2021, 16:46 »
not knowing to much about growing fruit including Blueberries  after pickings does the Blueberry bush need pruning or any other thing doing besides feeding it in prep for next year?

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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2021, 10:39 »
RHS guidance

Pruning is rarely needed in the first two years, just remove any crossing or misplaced branches. After that, prune at any time during the dormant season (November to March), but ideally in late February or early March when fruit buds can easily be distinguished from leaf buds. Fat buds produce flowers and fruit, while smaller, flatter buds form shoots and leaves.

A mature bush should contain about one-third old, one-third middle-aged and one-third young stems.

Prune out:
  1.Dead, diseased, dying, weak, rubbing or damaged stems, plus any that are touching the ground
  2.Twiggy growth at the ends of the branches that fruited last year, cutting back to a low strong, upward-facing bud or branch
  3.Remove up to a quarter of the oldest and thickest stems at the base of a mature plant or prune to a younger strong shoot lower down on the branch

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Re: Blueberries
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2021, 11:37 »
I thought by putting a fleece over them would give them an early start in the spring

Mine are 2 years old but still small, so not much point in pruning them

I have nothing to lose by putting a fleece over them (I dont think )

Plus I have the fleece anyway, may as well use it



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