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Strawberries Blueberries?
« on: June 20, 2011, 01:02:07 AM »
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  • Anyone growing these successfully? Any pitfalls?
    I have 4 potted strawberry plants, came from one seedling from last year. They are growing great and sending out tons of runners.
    Landlord is giving me another plot. I thinking strawberry patch with whatever protective plants go with it... i think i read thyme.
    But thought it might be boring. So maybe also blueberries, raspberries?
    It will be a week or so before it happens, so I'll be reading up on it as well. Thanks for any feedback.

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    Re: Strawberries Blueberries?
    « Reply #1 on: June 20, 2011, 08:47:18 AM »
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  • I have has success with the raspberry, strawberry combo in large pots on my roof. Planted strawberry's around the edges of a 15 gal pot with the raspberry at the center.
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    Re: Strawberries Blueberries?
    « Reply #2 on: June 20, 2011, 02:23:33 PM »
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  • With the other bed, I used landscape cloth that my neighbor bought, but internet shopping around, looks like they are all plastic based >:( . From the internet, looks like some people use cardboard, and then they add newspaper on top, then hay, compost, and straw. I don't really have hay, straw, or newspaper. At work, I have access to cardboard, so i'm thinking just cardboard and what's at the bottom of my compost can, then dirt. It could work. how could it go wrong...i wonder...
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    Re: Strawberries Blueberries?
    « Reply #3 on: June 20, 2011, 06:23:51 PM »
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  • how could it go wrong...i wonder...

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    Re: Strawberries Blueberries?
    « Reply #4 on: June 20, 2011, 09:40:03 PM »
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  • surfplusart: if you ever need newspaper - give a shout - I recycle them daily (have to read / collect everyday for my work).  I have a raspberry bush in my yard (courtesy of neighbors when it outgrew their space).  You'll probably make some birds very happy if you get one!
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    Re: Strawberries Blueberries?
    « Reply #5 on: June 22, 2011, 10:02:11 PM »
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  • ankles i will take you up on that newspaper. have you eaten any of the raspberries? hmmm good warning. i've have to look into that. i got some books too, and can't wait to start this strawberry patch. the kook, this is going to be a great success. oh i have husk cherries in pots right now... i believe they are bearing fruit. can't wait for them to ripen.
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    Re: Strawberries Blueberries?
    « Reply #6 on: June 23, 2011, 03:44:49 PM »
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  • if you want, I'll just save a bag of papers this coming week or next before recycling goes out.  how much you need?  I have most NY papers x 5 days a week.  I think I've eaten a raspberry, but can't get past the thought that possums & raccoons have probably licked or gnawed on them by the time I pluck them off the bush.  It's in a 'flower bed' as opposed to a garden set-up...so it's more for foliage than food for us..but again, I'm sure that doesn't stop the critters from sampling. 
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    Re: Strawberries Blueberries?
    « Reply #7 on: June 23, 2011, 04:29:28 PM »
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  • Raspberries and blueberries are native to Long Island. Not sure about strawberries. If you try to get a native plant you will have better luck. We picked wild blueberries in Wading River in the summer when I was a kid, (long time ago). My problem with growing these things now is birds. They get them before we do. Some sort of netting is needed. Good luck, there's nothing like fresh picked blueberries and cream which was our treat from Grandma as kids. Oh yes and if you simply give the raspberries a rinse then throw them in the freezer they are perfect to toss in Sunday afternoon mimosas.

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    Re: Strawberries Blueberries?
    « Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 03:02:05 AM »
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  • I have some Strawberry, blueberry and goji berry plants, I have a plan to expand these and to have some more plants.

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    Re: Strawberries Blueberries?
    « Reply #9 on: December 11, 2014, 07:41:36 AM »
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  • Do you need to make the soil more acidic in order to grow blueberries? they usually grow beneath pines.