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Blue Berries, fruit stoke
« on: May 31, 2012, 08:57:34 AM »
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  • Oh man are we going to have quite the harvest in the near future, will take some pics and post.  Super stoked, as discussed last year, multiple blueberry bushes will result in larger yields.  We have three bushes, they are in 10 gallon pots and are in a row spaced about 5 ft from one another.  Sometimes they get pushed closer together.  Our raspberries are not looking to shabby either. 
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    Re: Blue Berries, fruit stoke
    « Reply #1 on: May 31, 2012, 09:47:33 AM »
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  • Cool! My strawberry patch has filled in from last year. Bigger leaves. I'm getting little white flowers. No harvest yet, waiting for it. Got it from veg island 2 years ago - and don't know what is the variety... i was told it could be little berries or big berries.
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    Re: Blue Berries, fruit stoke
    « Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 10:52:09 AM »
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  • oh yeah
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    Re: Blue Berries, fruit stoke
    « Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 02:15:01 PM »
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  • I am eagerly awaiting returning to NY so I can plant insane amounts of blueberry plants. Me and my mom bought all the bushes last year from where I work, I want to go even bigger this year.


    Blueberry related I had an awesome blueberry beer in Salem, MA that had blueberrys actually floating in it. Really good.

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    Re: Blue Berries, fruit stoke
    « Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 02:29:56 PM »
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  • I am eagerly awaiting returning to NY so I can plant insane amounts of blueberry plants. Me and my mom bought all the bushes last year from where I work, I want to go even bigger this year.


    Blueberry related I had an awesome blueberry beer in Salem, MA that had blueberrys actually floating in it. Really good.

    weren't you just here...like 2 days ago?

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    Re: Blue Berries, fruit stoke
    « Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 02:36:54 PM »
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  • Was just for the weekend. I am moving back this weekend most likely though.

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    Re: Blue Berries, fruit stoke
    « Reply #6 on: June 05, 2012, 01:10:45 PM »
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  • I started getting concerned. Having seen white flowers should mean fruit. So I moved the leaves around and saw TINY red strawberries! Oh yeah, but it doesn't look like it will be a big harvest. I ate 3... not the sweetest... hopefully these strawberries are not merely junebearers. thinking i'll try a mini-harvest this saturday, neighbor claims to make a mean fruit tart. photo to come. and time to troubleshoot/research.
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    Re: Blue Berries, fruit stoke
    « Reply #7 on: June 05, 2012, 01:29:31 PM »
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    Re: Blue Berries, fruit stoke
    « Reply #8 on: June 11, 2012, 05:33:21 PM »
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  • Nice!  We've considered doing blueberries at my school (I'm a teacher) in our garden... we have currants going now.  Did you do anything special with the soil to adjust pH?  Pine needles?  Pine bark?  And is this your first year growing them?  I'd like to give 'em a shot next year and I was thinking I could designate a spot and start getting the soil ready now.





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    Re: Blue Berries, fruit stoke
    « Reply #9 on: June 11, 2012, 05:44:44 PM »
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  • Nice!  We've considered doing blueberries at my school (I'm a teacher) in our garden... we have currants going now.  Did you do anything special with the soil to adjust pH?  Pine needles?  Pine bark?  And is this your first year growing them?  I'd like to give 'em a shot next year and I was thinking I could designate a spot and start getting the soil ready now.






    the blue berries are in containers. we use mostly bumper crop as the soil, which onefin swears by. i did mulch with pine bark, so that may have adjusted the ph. we planted them last year - can't remember exactly when. i think later in the season, closer to fall.
     

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    Re: Blue Berries, fruit stoke
    « Reply #10 on: June 14, 2012, 12:03:19 PM »
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    the blue berries are in containers. we use mostly bumper crop as the soil, which onefin swears by. i did mulch with pine bark, so that may have adjusted the ph. we planted them last year - can't remember exactly when. i think later in the season, closer to fall.
     




    Cool, thanks.  I bet the pine bark did lower the pH.  I'll give it a shot next year and see how we do.  We've just been using some good organic soil that we got a great price on, and mixing in our own compost and worm tea.  It's been pretty effective so far.  We also had a BUNCH of Earth Boxes that we got in a grant, and those things are pretty much foolproof.  Appreciate the tip.


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    Re: Blue Berries, fruit stoke
    « Reply #11 on: June 19, 2012, 09:49:19 AM »
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  • Nice work onefin/snaggle. I find blueberries to be very resilient plants, will grow in almost anything. When it comes to raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry, I like to mix the onetime bloomers with the everbearing. That way you get the flavor of the one hit wonder, with the longevity of the everbloomers. I know its cheating but it beats store bought stuff by a longshot. One variety of everblooming blueberry that i want to try is the 'blue drop', kind of new to the trade.
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    Re: Blue Berries, fruit stoke
    « Reply #12 on: June 19, 2012, 02:56:32 PM »
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  • Nice work onefin/snaggle. I find blueberries to be very resilient plants, will grow in almost anything. When it comes to raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry, I like to mix the onetime bloomers with the everbearing. That way you get the flavor of the one hit wonder, with the longevity of the everbloomers. I know its cheating but it beats store bought stuff by a longshot. One variety of everblooming blueberry that i want to try is the 'blue drop', kind of new to the trade.

    that ain't cheating. that's permaculture swag.
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