How to Grow Blueberry Bushes


Blueberry plants are easy fruits to for almost anyone to grow. Blueberry plants grow in a variety of regions and will regrow year after year. A single blueberry plant can produce up to eight bushels of blueberries in a single growing season.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel
  • Peat Moss
  • Blueberry Plants
  • 10-10-10 Fertilizer
  • Pruning Shears
  • Water
  • Wait until the threat of frost subsides in the early spring to plant blueberry bushes.

  • Plant blueberry bushes in a location that receives at least four to five hours of sunlight per day.

  • Space the blueberry plants six feet apart since full grown plants will bush out quite a bit.

  • Use a shovel to dig a four foot wide by two feet deep in which to grow the blueberries.

  • Pour a thick layer of peat moss into the bottom of the hole and then insert the blueberry bush on top of it. Use your hands to pack the soil around the base of the blueberry plant to completely cover the roots.

  • Use pruning shears to trim away the lower branches of the blueberry plant that touch the ground or are very close to the ground.

  • Apply fertilizer to the blueberry plant after it has been planted for several months. Use a 10-10-10 fertilizer and spread it in a 12 inch diameter around the base of the blueberry plant.

  • Water the blueberry plants at least twice per week and more during periods of drought.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not plant blueberry plants deeper than it was planted at the nursery. The top layer of soil on the plant should be equal with the surrounding ground.

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