Tomatoville® Gardening Forums


Notices

General information and discussion about cultivating fruit-bearing plants, trees, flowers and ornamental plants.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 31, 2017   #1
tnkrer
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: MA 6a/b
Posts: 337
Default want to plant blueberry/blackberry/raspberry plants

I have a sunny patch of about 100 sq ft that grows weeds and some flowers at the moment. I have been wanting to plant berry plants there for a while.

I think I will start this fall if fall is the right time for planting these bushes

Location is metrowest MA .. hardiness zone 6a
No plans to irrigate the patch regularly, Will water when there is prolonged lack of rains.
I do plan to prep the soil with peat/compost before planting. Also will fertilize as necessary. Will adjust ph as needed.

So what cultivars should i look for? Good places to buy the plant? Advise on how to care for those? What should I expect in terms of production over years?

Thanks

ETA: I suppose I need to water frequently or find a way to get water to the patch .. http://massmastergardeners.org/back-yard-blueberries/

ETA2: http://www.mcbga.com/growing_blueber...ueberries.html - Have to make sure that they are protected from birds! How about squirrels and chipmunks? Those guys destroy my early tomato harvest

Last edited by tnkrer; August 31, 2017 at 02:15 PM.
tnkrer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 31, 2017   #2
NewWestGardener
Tomatovillian™
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 433
Default

Google up Lee Reich. He has a regular blog and guest on Awaytogarden, particularly helpful for how to plant and care for blueberries.
NewWestGardener is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:08 PM.


★ Tomatoville® is a registered trademark of Commerce Holdings, LLC ★ All Content ©2017 Commerce Holdings, LLC ★