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ohhyouknow

Zone 9a Louisiana. @laurensuccs on instagram

Vaccinium corymbosum 'Sunshine Blue'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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ohhyouknow

Bout to make muffins from scratch! #blueberries

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suerichards

Yummy 😋

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jyotu

Ohh my they're looking beautiful 😍 i ate only dried Blueberries

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jyotu

Its not popular here @gardengirlla i think fresh blueberries are available in Southern part of india

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jyotu

Yes tropical fruits @gardengirlla but strawberry is available here 🍓 I can plant it

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riya12

Our state grows a lots of mangoes, lichi & many more fruits in summer @gardengirlla

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riya12

I like it very much @gardengirlla

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2019
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ohhyouknow

Ripe berries!

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ohhyouknow

@gardengirlla thanks! Before all this rain the past week they were not ripe. I hadn't been checking the garden bc I didn't need to water it and it seems like they ripened up over the last few days. Weird how the biggest ones ripened first! I also just found some leaf footed bug nymphs on one of the berries D: IT'S BEGUN. I had a hard time with them last year.

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jyotu

😍

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gauravsh6

Love them. What Variety are they.

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ohhyouknow

@gauravsh6 thanks! They are sunshine blue blueberries.

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gauravsh6

Lauren, usually they are grown as Low Bush, High Bush & Rabbit Bush. Yours seems to be low Bush variety. They are lovely. How many plants you have

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ohhyouknow

@gauravsh6 oh wow I did not know this! Thanks for letting me know. I have three of them. Two that I got shipped, and then one I found in a local nursery. The local one is doing the best lol

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gauravsh6

Good you have the local one growing well. The ones that you shipped try improving acidity of the soil as blueberries love acidic soil & good sunshine

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gauravsh6

And if you are looking to buy another one, try propagating by stem cuttings from existing ones. You can immerse in a coco peat mixture or put the cutting with leaves directly in Pot full of water(replace water every 3 days). That way you will have new plants without need of buying

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ohhyouknow

@gauravsh6 I am planning to propagate them. I didn't know how to so thank you! The ones I had shipped had aphids on them. I recently have been going out and spraying them with soapy water and they are looking better already. I went and got a PH meter today, and even though I tried to mix the soil to be more acidic, turns out it wasn't acidic enough. The peat moss I have tested pretty alkaline, so I mixed in a really acidic manure/compost to the top layer and watered really well. Weird, because

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ohhyouknow

@gauravsh6 I must have been doing this as you were typing this lol. I am going to dig down deep and test the soil again next week and see if it still needs work.

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gauravsh6

You can also Try mulching with Wood Bark Chips and Straw as that will give organic nutrients when the plants needs it slowly. For aphids, soap water can be a temporary solution however it has potential to harm the plant. Hence try putting Orange Peels at base of stems on top of mulch. It will also trigger new growth in the plant in sometime. For improving acidity of soil, you can mix cow dung manure if it is available in your area and see what is alkanity of the water that you are giving

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gauravsh6

At times alkanity of the soil is increased by water itself even of you put coco peat. If water is hard then it can deposit salts at the side of plant near to roots. By Mulching & adding cow dung manure should improve the acidity of the soil. By the way, you seems to be quiet enthusiastic which is really good 😊

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2018
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ohhyouknow

#blossom #blueberry #morning #dew

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gjones

Beautiful flower blossoms

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ohhyouknow

Just now noticing a ladybug peeking out lol. #ladybug #wildlife

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greenfinger14

Gorgeous 😍

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2018
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ohhyouknow

#blueberries

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