With a Little Care, Blueberries Sweeten The Garden for Decades
Not only do blueberries have a sweet flavor, but they are high in antioxidants and help protect your body against free radicals and disease, as well. If you plan on adding blueberries to your garden this year, berry specialists from Oregon State University’s Extension Service have some tips. For example, it’s always best to plant more than one variety of blueberry. Also, when choosing a site, avoid areas surrounded by trees. Berries grow best in well drained, light, sandy loam that is high in organic matter. Blueberry plants also need a lot of sunshine and have specific requirements, but if properly treated can live up to 50 years. That’s half a century of blueberries!
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