Berries - Blueberry - Cultivation
Blueberry bushes thrive in sunny locations with well-drained, acidic soil. They can be grown in raised beds or containers with peat moss, pine needles, or composted leaves to enrich the soil and maintain acidity. Blueberry bushes also benefit from organic mulch to keep the roots cool and to prohibit weeds from growing. They should be watered weekly to keep the shallow root system moist and netted to prevent birds from stealing the berries. Blueberries are planted in the spring, fall, or late winter depending on the variety, and begin to produce fruit three to four years after planting. Blueberries are available year-round with peak season in the early summer to late fall.