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How To Grow Awesome Blueberries in Containers

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How to Grow Blueberries in ContainersPerhaps you have dreams of running outside in your PJs every morning for a quick fix of fresh blueberries from your very own garden? After all, they are delicious, high in antioxidents and a wonderful addition to your morning oatmeal, right? Well they are all of those things and you can have them in your own backyard – you just need to grow them in acid soil.

But if you are like me and only have alkaline soil in your backyard, then the solution is to grow your blueberries in containers. It works great and my kids are now the ones running out in their PJs (or something less appropriate) to grab a handful when the plants are in full swing.

Keeping Blueberries in Their “Happy Place”

To be happy, blueberries need to grow in an acidic pH zone of 4.5 to 5.5. Growing in containers makes this a fairly easy process. You control the pH by using acid potting soil, and feeding them with acid fertilizer. Not that tough. But there is more…

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A Pink Showstopper

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I can’t grow peonies in my California beach garden, but I can grow peony poppies! This gorgeous peony poppy (yes, it is a poppy – not a peony) has...

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A “Dear John” Letter to My Tree

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Dear Pink Lemonade Tree- I’m sorry Sir, but I have had it! I have done everything I can to help you prosper and still, after five years, you have...

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Handy Garden Hints For The Day: Radishes & Snails!

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RADISHES: Have you ever left radishes in the garden so long, they went to seed? Save the crunchy seed pods and use them in salads. They are delicious. Or...

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So you want to be a farmer or nursery owner?

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Did you ever dream of making your living off the land but didn’t know where to start? There are few organizations that are willing to help you learn the...

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A Gift of Flowers

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My friend Alicia brought me these flowers today as a thank you for watering her garden while she was on vacation. She arranged them herself and some were cut...

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