We all know that blueberries are a healthy choice, but did you know that they also prevent the memory loss?
A recent research states that if you eat minimum one portion of blueberries per week, the cognitive impairment will be slowed. As a 2013 study showed, this is because the blueberries clean the toxic proteins that concentrate in the brain. So, it is a good thing that we have 6 easy tips how to start growing your own organic blueberries!
1. Choose the place and prepare the ground
Firstly, choose a dry, sunny, well worked and grassless ground. Also, bear in mind that blueberries require constant watering, so you need to have water available.
If the ground is not drained well, you can make garden bed constructions. Moreover, if you don’t have a garden you can grow your blueberries in your patio containers.
If you have a garden, you need an available area of two and a half feet in diameter and a foot deep for each plant. Then, dig a hole, remove a half of the ground and employ an even supply of peat moss and mix it well.
If you got garden bed constructions, apply a combination of even supplies of peat moss and crust (but no cedar or redwood), crud or planting mix. Visit your local gardening center for more suggestions.
2. Space between the bushes and rows
For ideal development, the space between the blueberry shrubs should be 2-2.5 feet or 6 feet for individual blueberry shrubbery. The space between the columns is prescribed to be 8-10 feet.
The best season to plant the blueberries is spring or fall. If you have bought packed plants, pull out the bush gently and put the surface layer of the roots in the soil.
Cover the half an inch of the plant with the peat moss and make sure to secure it good around the root ball. At the end, employ some peat moss alongside the root and moisten it well.
Shavings, crust, acid crud and grass clippings are the best cover for blueberry bushes. This plant, with its shallow roots, has a big benefit from the cover.
Cover of 2-4 inches will maintain the humidity, prevent weeds from growing and secure the organic element of the plant. Just make sure not to use the crust from cedar or redwood tree.
Trimming is very important for blueberries. By doing this you can avoid over-fruiting that results in poor crops of fruit. Before you gather the fruit you need to be sure that your plant is strong.
Separate the flower as they are appearing. Regular trimming will result in a strong and healthy plant.
How to do the trimming:
- Extract the low growths underlying the bush
- Remove the deadwood
- Cut off the branches that have lost their color
- Clear one-third of the wood of the plant
6. Soil fertilization
The seed of cotton plants and nitrogen are best for fertilizing the ground. It is not recommendable to use mulches because the can damages the plant.