It has taken 7 years to get a good crop of blueberries from my plants in a 12″ pot. See my earlier more detailed blueberry GTips from 2014. Now with the benefit of experience a good crop looks likely. The yield has increased annually but for soft fruit and my blueberries in particular 2021 looks the best yet.
Three Best Tips
- Blueberries love a moist soil and plenty to drink. I put Strulch around the plants to retain moisture and water regularly. If using tap water rather than rain water I add some ericaceous feed.
- I planted two varieties in the same pot which helps fertilisation. One was a smaller weaker variety.
- The pot is now in a sunny sheltered position. The fruit grows on old and new wood so I only trim rather than prune