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How to Plant Blueberry Bushes in Pots

How to Plant Blueberry Bushes in Pots

How to Plant Blueberry Bushes in Pots. Blueberry bushes are too large to be grown in pots, but the dwarf blueberry bush can be grown in a pot with success. These bushes grow blueberries just like the larger blueberry bushes, but they can thrive in a more compact space. The pots should be kept outside to allow them plenty of drainage and sunlight.

Blueberry bushes are too large to be grown in pots, but the dwarf blueberry bush can be grown in a pot with success. These bushes grow blueberries just like the larger blueberry bushes, but they can thrive in a more compact space. The pots should be kept outside to allow them plenty of drainage and sunlight.
Things You'll Need
Pots
Potting soil
Choose a large pot to place the blueberry bush in. The container should measure at least 2 feet wide, 2 feet long and 2 feet deep. The container must have drainage holes in the bottom if the pot is made from ceramic or metal. Wood planters will good drainage, and they come in large sizes.
Fill the pot about half full with potting soil that drains well. Potting solid made for azaleas work well for blueberry bushes. If you don't have that potting soil type, use one that is made with plenty of organic materials, such as peat moss. This will provide your blueberry bush with soil that drains well and will help the plant to resist fungal disease.
Take your blueberry bush out of the container if you bought it in one. If it came in a container, gently loosen the soil and the roots. If you bought the blueberry bush bare-root, loosen the roots gently to help them to spread out in the soil.
Dig a hole in the potting soil and plant the blueberry bush in the pot. Press the soil around the top of the roots and add more potting soil, if necessary. The roots should be covered completely by the potting soil.
Water the plant, getting all of the soil in the pot moist. Water the blueberry bush until the water is draining through the bottom of the pot. Keep watering the bush regularly, keeping the water moist. In summer, add a little organic fertilizer, such as potash, to the soil once a month.

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