How to Plant A Blueberry Bush

My hubby and I have been busy planting over at our new property! Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚ 
We ordered 5 fruit trees, 2 grape vines and 1 blueberry bush (I plan to buy more! :)).  The company we chose was Trees of Antiquity.   These fruit plants can be purchased at a local store, but we wanted to be certain they came from a pure source.  Trees of Antiquity sells only heirloom plants, and most of them are certified organic!  Can’t get much better than that!  They also have excellent help and customer service!
I was so excited when the box arrived!
Below is our clump of fruit plants.  They arrived quickly, safe and sound.
We have planted everything, but today I’m going to talk about our blueberry bush!  We love blueberries, and buy them frozen on a regular basis.  I cannot wait to have our own growing in our yard, and freeze the extra!
The blueberry plant we bought is called the Rubel Blueberry.
This Rubel Blueberry is a popular, full-flavored berry.  One thing I love about this variety is that it contains twice the amount of antioxidants as the other varieties of blueberries!  How healthy is that? ๐Ÿ™‚
Blueberries require an acidic soil and therefore have to be amended to meet this requirement.  
First, we dug a hole 24″ wide and 16″ deep.  The amendments we added to make the soil more acidic:
  •  3 gallons of peat moss
  • 1 gallon forest humus
  • 1 gallon compost
  • 2 cups soil sulfur
  • 2 Tbs. bone meal
Mix all above ingredients and mix them into the soil that was removed from the hole.  Place the soil back into the hole and plant the bush.  Mulch around the plant with leaves, wood chips, compost or straw.  Leave 2 inches clear around the base of the plant, and make the mulch 4″ wide around the perimeter.

Some health benefits of blueberries are:

  • Fights aging
  • Helps prevent and treat urinary tract infections
  • Helps brain function, memory, and fights alzheimer’s. 
  • Fights eye problems and vision loss
  • Boosts immune system and helps prevent infection
  • Good anti-depressant
  • Helps heart disease and strengthens cardiac muscles
  • Contains compounds that can prevent and cure cancer
  • Helps constipation and digestion

Everyone needs blueberries in their diet!  It’s one of those amazing foods that God created for us.  Try growing your own blueberries for an inexpensive way to benefit from their healthy properties!  Plus, the more I can grow and the less dependent I am on the grocery store, the better off my family is! ๐Ÿ™‚


Disclaimer:  These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat, cure or prevent disease.

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  1. says

    Oh, I pray you get lots and lots of yummy blueberries!!! My father LOVES using blueberries to make homemade smoothies ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s really been helpful for him ๐Ÿ™‚ Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. says

    Yum, I love blueberries too, they are one of my favorite fruits to grow, I have a very small yard, but manage to squeeze in quite a few. ๐Ÿ™‚ Your trees sound like fun, I am about to plant a cherry tree myself. Happy gardening!

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