Grow Your Own Blueberries!

Bursting with nutrients and flavour these tasty dark purple to light blue fruits are rich in anti-oxidants and have a superfood reputation.

If you have the room and a free-draining acid soil then they are easy to grow, but on neutral or limey soils you will struggle to grow a decent crop.

If your soil is not acid then you need to grow them in patio pots filled with ericaceous compost. Although many blueberries are self pollinating, it is best to grow two, or perhaps three, different cultivars to ensure cross pollination and a good crop.

Blueberries make very attractive patio plants, with white bell-shaped flowers in spring and often attractive autumn foliage. Mature plants will produce 2kg to 4kg of fruit each year.

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