Today I ordered blueberry plants, LOTS of blueberry plants. Some for me, a couple for my daughter, even two for my son. And all different varieties, so somehow, someway, we are going to have blueberries. Some day.
A couple of years ago I spontaneously purchased a 'Patriot' blueberry plant. It never amounted to much as I first stuck it in a pot, then the garden, then I moved it a couple of times. But now that the south side of the house is destined to become a berry patch, I bought it a companion. Or five.
- 1 'Patriot'
- 2 'Darrow'
- 2 'Blueray'
For my daughter, I selected:
- 1 'Earliblue'
- 1 'Bluecrop'
For my son, who lacks space for a garden, I chose a "patio assortment", two varieties that are small enough for growing in containers.
I had plans to also start a mini orchard this year, but decided to wait until next. I want to better prepare the soil, plus better understand their care. Otherwise, I might as well plant $20 bills in the yard.