1. Project introduction
(1) Project Location: China
(2) Rain shelter greenhouse
2. Project details
HOW TO PLANT BLUEBERRIES
Prepare the soil. Blueberry bushes need acidic soil to thrive. Researchers found that a mix of 40 percent coir (shredded coconut husks), 40 percent peat and 20 percent perlite provided an adequate range of acidity at a pH of around 4.8.
Plant the blueberry bushes. If your greenhouse has a maintained temperature, plant each of the blueberry bushes in 2-gallon pots.
Double-pot the blueberry bush. If your greenhouse is not temperature-controlled, provide some protection from freezing temperatures by planting each blueberry bush into two pots. Dig a hole in the soil and place a large, partially soil-filled pot into it, followed by the 2-gallon blueberry bush pot.
Water the blueberry bush. Frequently check the moisture of the blueberry bushes as they do not tolerate dryness well and could produce fewer berries if not properly maintained. When watering multiple blueberry bushes, an automated drip system worked effectively.
Fertilize the blueberry bushes.
Maintain the soil pH. Periodically check the pH of the blueberry bush's soil to make sure it is maintaining an ideal range between 4.5 and 4.8. If the soil becomes too alkaline, switch to a high acid-soluble fertilizer.
Remove the blossoms in the spring if the bushes are not thriving. This encourages the growth of the roots and a better-established plant.
Prune the blueberry bushes. Mature blueberry bushes need yearly pruning to encourage berry production and maintain overall plant shape. Remove all broken and diseased stems and those that are older than 7 years.