Blueberries, Spring, Spring Gardening

Is it starting to feel more like Spring yet?

Well, not quite yet. Although there are signs of Spring bulbs and new life in the garden. The birds are actively stealing my neatly laid sugar cane mulch to add to their nests, and the weeds are getting a hold of the garden.

If you’re in the mood for planting, then consider the following:

  • Tomato seedlings and/or seeds
  • Potatoes (seed potatoes)
  • Beetroots
  • Carrots
  • Radishes
  • Spring Onions
  • Melons
  • Beans & peas

Do you want to try you hand at growing Blueberries? Better get them in ground very soon (before the weather warms up). Here are a few tips to help you on your way:

  • Blueberries need a freely draining, acidic and preferably sandy soil.
  • Water regularly but don’t soak out the roots (drip watering is great)
  • They grow best in full sun
  • Plant from late Autumn to early spring. You will be sold a bare-rooted, dormant plant (looks like a stick with roots)
  • For more information download the Blueberry fact sheet: Blueberries Fact Sheet