Blueberries are a great choice for those home gardeners who wish to improve the aspect and variety of their gardens. Both edible and decorative, blueberries can also be grown in pots, indoors, but their best chance of growing big and tasty is in the garden. There are several varieties of blueberries, so make sure you decide which type you want to grow so you can make the adequate preparations. For example, some types are more pretentious than others, meaning they can’t grow well in certain areas. However, you can choose to grow more or all types of this tiny, delicious fruit, but that means a bit more work. In what follows we’ll take a look at how to grow blueberries and learn about what helps them the most.

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The most common types of blueberries are the highbush, the rabbiteye and the southern highbush, neither of their shrubs growing taller than fifteen inches. What is essential to know about how to grow blueberries is that they require a lot of sun, so plant them someplace where they aren’t overshadowed by other plants and where the sun sees them all day long. Unfortunately for some, blueberries are plants for long-term relationships, because they only start yielding fruit in their third year of life and they fully produce in the sixth. So if you want to learn how to grow blueberries you need to have a lot of patience and wait a few years before reaping what you sowed.

However, you can still enjoy their decorative quality in the first few years, as their shrubs are really beautiful, especially when they produce their small, white flowers. When autumn comes, the blueberries’ oval leafs turn bright red, which also adds to the decorative aspect of your garden. When the plant finally makes fruit, the only way of knowing when it is good to eat is by tasting it; but if you want the full, sweet flavor of the berries, then you need to let them stay on the shrub for at least a week more after they’ve turned blue.

In our article about how to grow blueberries we mentioned some of the more popular and common varieties, the highbush, rabbiteye and southern highbush, but truth is there are many more varieties. Therefore, it is necessary to know which types of blueberries would thrive best in your area before deciding to grow them.

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