NURSERY PLANTS FOR SALE
This year we are selling our nursery plants from plants we started ourselves from two of our very favorite varieties right here on our farm.
Our blueberry nursery plants will be available here at the restaurant starting
Saturday, April 14, 2018 and we will continue to have them through summer!
The plants are located on pallets under our flag pole. Select your favorites and come on in to the second register (no line) at the end of the long counter, and we'll get you rung up!
REMEMBER - YOU NEED AT LEAST 2 VARIETIES FOR CROSS-POLINATION
We have two of our favorite varieties available:
Large Fruit | Pick Mid Season
Very Large Fruit | Pick Late Season
I am frequently asked "WHAT ARE THE BEST PLANTS FOR ME?"
#1: CRITICAL AND MOST IMPORTANT!! CHECK THE PH OF YOUR SOIL PRIOR TO PLANTING.
In OUR area you very likely will need to amend your soil. Blueberries like an acid soil between 4.5-5.5. IF you DON'T have the correct ph -- your plants will NOT THRIVE. No matter what you do! Go to Kelly's Hardware and pick up a soil test kit. They're cheap - and they're easy to use. Dad'll tell you straight up -- if you're not going to take the time to test (and potentially amend) your soil -- don't waste your money buying blueberry plants.
#2: Get more than one variety for cross-polinization. They will bear much better with a friend. :) Different seasons are fine for polinization - so no worries there.
#3: Look at the season the fruit is ripe. We suggest getting a plant from each season so it stretches YOUR fresh fruit season out.
#1: Make sure the Zone is appropriate for your area. Each of these varieties were selected because they are cold hardy enough for our area. So - no worries there.
Blueberry plants like a little rhododendron fertalizer -- but NOT VERY MUCH! Too much will burn the roots that are very delicate like hairs. When you're picking up stuff at the store -- make sure to pick up some PEAR MOSS as well. We suggest filling the soil half full with it and the other half regular loosened soil.
Hope this helps, folks! There's lots to learn, but if you follow these basics - and follow the grow tags advice, you'll have a bounty of gorgeous blueberries in your own backyard. Think of it. You'll be the envy of all your neighbors! :)
We don't set plants aside for people. First come-first served. We're open EVERY DAY FROM 8-3. Come on up and see us at the farm!
:) Thanks folks!
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