Leaving for a 2.5 week vacation with this many unripe blueberries... interested to see how many are still on the bush when we get back.... #stayaway #blueberry #blueberries #vacciniumcorymbosum #birdnetting 19 June 2021
Today's task ✔ wrap the #blueberry with #birdnetting and a #cage to keep the bunnies and squirrels away. Learned my lesson last year when I didn't get a single one! 15 June 2021 #vacciniumcorymbosum #highbushblueberry #blueberrybush #blueberries
Found this cute little helper on the new #blueberry bush this morning #insect #beneficialinsect #beneficialcritter #ladybug #ladybird #yellowladybird #yellowladybugs #vacciniumcorymbosum #leaf 21 June 2020
I'm usually good at avoiding impulse-plant purchases --- i don't want to bring anybody home that i don't know how to care for --- but I loooooooove blueberries and I have been thinking for MONTHS about where to plant blueberry bushes here at the new house. (Where they can get enough sun and be protected from the deer.) So when this guy was on sale for $7 at Home Depot (about half off) AND he had a couple clusters of ripening berries....
... he just somehow ended up in the car and I swear I didn't notice him till I got home I have no idea how this happened. #newplant #wishlistnomore #blueberry #blueberrybush #vacciniumcorymbosum 19 June 2020 #cart-jumper
So now of course I have to get another bush of a different variety so that this guy will have big fat berries (blueberries bear more fruit when cross pollinated with other varieties). And I'll need to amend the soil to make it acidic enough (hello pine needles!) And I'll need to build some kind of structure to hold bird netting so the birds and squirrels don't eat them all, see this is why I try to refrain from impulse buying plants! (But I didn't even attempt to resist....
@sushiwaitress My friend has a blueberry bush n she says the hardest thing is to try to keep the birds etc away because it all gets eaten before she can enjoy any 🤔 maybe some netting around it might help? But yah I can’t blame you, i had one of those plants giving me the come hither eyes the other day at the garden nursery I go to also 😆 good luck (looks like you had a plan though 👏)