Can't plant out Blueberries. Pot up and plant later?
Joined: Jun 14, 2011
That title was a bit dramatic. I recently ordered 6 blueberry plants (2 or 3 year old transplants, basically look like whips) and they arrived earlier than I expected. I don't have a place prepared for them (I know, I should have had soil tested and conditioned it much earlier).
I was wondering if it would be a good idea to plant these plants into pots, with a store bought soil mix, and then be able to pick out a good spot on my property and test/condition the soil over the next few months and transplant them either this fall or next spring?
I would recommend putting them into pots that are a minimum of 18 inches deep, if possible, and as wide or close to it.... IIRC; blueberries have shallow roots that tend to not venture much further than 18 inches... I'm sure blueberries could stay quite happy for the duration of their lives in a 24in by 24in pot... Though I have JUST started researching blueberries <facepalm> which is rediculous, since they grow very well here.