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No more buying: how to grow blueberries at home

Alina MilsentLife
Blueberries will grow big and delicious

Blueberries are not only tasty, but also very healthy for the body. It contains vitamins A, B, E, C, K, PP and is rich in magnesium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, fiber, antioxidants and amino acids. Blueberries increase immunity, prevent the appearance of atherosclerosis and hypertension, strengthen capillaries, improve metabolism, and lower cholesterol and sugar levels.

Blueberries usually do not come cheap. But it is easy enough to grow at home in a bed. Read how to do it properly in the article OBOZREVATEL.

Rules of blueberry planting

Before planting blueberries, it is recommended to soak their roots in warm water and keep them there for at least 15 minutes. Then they should be well straightened out.

According to experts, blueberry seedlings are better planted in holes, 40-60 cm deep. It would be ideal to put sawdust on the bottom of the holes. For berries to harvest generously, citric acid is added to the soil.

The root neck of the blueberry should be deepened by 5 cm deeper into the hole and fill it with soil.

How to water the blueberry

Blueberries need a lot of water, so you should not neglect to water them regularly. After planting the blueberry, water it once every three days for a few weeks, pouring out 5-7 buckets of water. When the bush is well rooted - it is advised to reduce watering to once a week.

Around the trunk, it is recommended to make mulching with pine bark or sawdust.

By the way, ordering the beds, you should not forget about the rules of neighborhood. Some vegetables can not be planted next to each other - they will "take" each other's nutrients from the soil and will have common diseases. Read more about this in the article.

Earlier OBOZREVATEL told that some plants, such as marigold or lavender, can repel mosquitoes. Calendula will help in the fight against Colorado potato beetles.

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