Planting a Blueberry

Blueberries do best in an acidic soil with a pH balance of 4.5–5.5. You can either purchase 
acidic soil or test soil that you already have. If you have a pH balance higher than 5.5, you 
can incorporate peat moss into the soil which is acidic and can lower the pH balance. 
 

All of the varieties in the Bushel and Berry® collection will thrive in patio pots, raised 
beds or in the ground for years to come. If you decide to plant your Bushel and Berry®
plant in a pot, we would recommend the blueberries be planted in a pot that is 16-inches 
in diameter or larger to allow the plant room to grow. 


 

IN CONTAINER

 

1. Choose a container (12-16" in diameter is ideal)

2. Fill ⅔ of the container with regular potting soil. 

3. Use a soil acidifier product as recommended, or use a high acid potting soil 
for the remaining ⅓. Mix together. 

4. Remove plant from pot and use your hands to gently loosen the roots. 

5. Place the plant into container and fill with regular potting soil (if needed). 

6. Water and place in a sunny spot. 

 
IN GROUND
 

1. Pick a sunny place to plant. All berry plants need at least 6 hours of full sun to

produce berries.

2. Dig a hole slightly larger than the container. Work the soil at the bottom of the 

hole with your shovel so that it’s loose and aerated.

*Tip: Blueberries do best in an acidic soil with a pH balance of 4.5–5.5. You can either

purchase acidic soil or test soil that you already have. If you have a pH balance higher

than 5.5, you can incorporate peat moss into the soil, which is acidic and can lower the

pH balance. 

3. Remove the berry plant from its container. Use your hands to gently loosen the roots

at the bottom of the plant.

4. Place your plant in the hole, ensuring that the base of it is level with the soil.

5. Add soil back to the hole around the plant. Crumble the soil so that it’s nice and aerated. 

If desired, mulch around the plant.

 

How to Plant: Blueberry

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