To: Wneighbor; All
I meant to ask everyone if they have grown blueberries?
posted on 02/08/2009 3:44:36 PM PST
(If we will hold the course, God in Heaven will raise up friends to help fight these battles.P Henry)
I have tried and tried to raise blueberries - My mother tried for years before me. They live but just don’t grow!
County Agent says I should not have any problems - even made sure had recommended varieties - Fizzzzzle!
I know they will grow around here, because there is a commercial grower not far from us, but all kinds of compost, sulfur to acidify to right pH and all.
So, this year I am trying some Garden Huckleberries maybe I can grow them.
Sorry I was’nt more help.
p.s. what happens when we get to 10,000?
posted on 02/08/2009 4:04:49 PM PST
(I'm a Klingon - Clinging to guns and Bible - Putting Country First - Preparing for the Worst!!!)
We have a dozen or so blueberry bushes. They give us 25-30 quarts of VERY sour berries-nothing like the wild ones available around here. Just easier to get to and are suitable for pies, biscuits, cakes, muffins and pancakes if you add more sugar to the recipes. My daughter picks the wild ones but has to travel to her secret spots. They are much sweeter. Here in Maine, growing wild berries commercially is quite a business. I have been told that blueberries like the cold winters and they sure get cold winters here in Maine.
Never grown any berries except mulberries. They don’t do well in my part of the country so I never gave it a shot.
My man here if from Maine. He says when we find our new place that *he* is planting blueberries. He says he’ll dig a pit and haul in the soil for ‘em. LOL - if we get to that point I’ll keep you posted.
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