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    HumanFriendHumanFriend
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    I picked up a chuck-out Brightwell blueberry from Bunnings (six bucks reduced from 18!!) that only has a few sunburnt leaves. Anyway, I want to grow it in one of those old, black plastic compost bins (looks like a TARDIS) that is pretty empty but has been sitting in situ for years. So, my question is: has anyone here had great success with blueberries? And, what should I fill the bin up with? It’s quite high/deep.

    #538717
    HumanFriendHumanFriend
    Member

    P.S. the top of the compost bin is open and, after it is filled up, that is where it will go – just like a very high potted plant.

    #538718
    LioraLiora
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    Sounds like a great idea. No advice though, blueberries haven’t made it to my successful gardening list yet. But I must try again. I hope it goes well for you.

    #538719
    calliecatcalliecat
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    I have one, and was told to put it acidic potting mix
    I hope to get another one in spring – only have the one so far

    #538720
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    I had one in a pot for a few years produced lots of fruit,but died when i went away for 6 months and no rain or water.I will get another it was nice picking a few blueberries to put on my bowl of cereal in the morning.

    #538721
    AUSSIEDOWNUNDERAUSSIEDOWNUNDER
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    Great snags will try one in the new air pruning wicking pots

    #538722
    ballamaraballamara
    Keymaster

    I had 3 in straw bales they produced fruit but they really struggled,  so transferred them to large pots where they are doing well. One is in flower again.

    #538723
    HumanFriendHumanFriend
    Member

    Yes, I want to get a bale of hay to insulate inside against the plastic so the roots don’t cook, but also some bags of potting mix which I will mix with stuff.. What kind of manure do you reckon?

    #538724
    SnagsSnags
    Member

    I had just potting mix and lots of cocopeat mulched with pine needles.
     they like acid soils

    #538725
    MuklukMukluk
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    Aussiedownunder I would like to hear more about your air pruning wicking pots.  Did you make them yourself?  How do they work?

    #538726
    AUSSIEDOWNUNDERAUSSIEDOWNUNDER
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    They work like those grow bags that the nurseries  use , when the plant sends roots to look for water around the outside is dry  so it sends small roots down

    Mine are 1/2 blue barrels with holes around the outside and lined with weed mat

    As I make them I will post on what did you do today

    #538727
    AUSSIEDOWNUNDERAUSSIEDOWNUNDER
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    Goggled pine needles to make soil acidic aparentley they are only acidic when they are green

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