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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Great snags will try one in the new air pruning wicking pots
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.
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?
I had just potting mix and lots of cocopeat mulched with pine needles.
they like acid soils
Aussiedownunder I would like to hear more about your air pruning wicking pots. Did you make them yourself? How do they work?
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
Goggled pine needles to make soil acidic aparentley they are only acidic when they are green