Blueberry is one of the useful fruits for our health. How it can be? Because blueberry has many vitamins and antioxidants content that always prevent every free radical entering to our body and help our body to repair our organs of body.
By consuming blueberries everyday, it will make us healthier.
Hence, it is needed if we plant blueberries plants or cultivate them in our home yard. Basically, blueberry plant care is easy to be done.
However, if you don’t know about it, the blueberry plant will die. Therefore, if you want to plant blueberries, you have to know not only how to plant it well but also how to care for it. Well, here will be explained some ways of blueberry plant care.
The first way in blueberry tree care is knowing about blueberry plant itself first. In this case, you should know deeply about the factors that will influence the growth of blueberry.
There are three influence factor of blueberry plant growth. They are the place, soil and pollination. In this case, blueberry needs sunlight and good drainage.
Thus, blueberry should be planted in location which is far enough from the other plants to avoid the competition in getting sunlight, air, minerals and air flow that are needed by blueberry plant to produce fruits.
Besides it, the second factor that will influence the growth of blueberry plant is soil. Blueberry plant will grow in a soil which has acidity about 4,5-4.8 pH. If the acidity is too high, the growth of it will slower and shoots will turn into yellowish.
To gain the suitable acidity you can add sulphur or dolomite lime when the soil acidity is too high. It can be suited by the needs. You can check the soil acidity one time in a year.
Then, pollination also influence the growth of blueberry.
Blueberry plant is monoecious plant.
In this case, there is no problem with the growth of blueberry plant, but if there are some varieties of blueberries in the same location, it will have the possibilities in crossing pollination.
It can cause in appearing a new variety of blueberries.
The second way of blueberry tree care is fertilization. Blueberry plant is susceptible to chemical fertilizers. Chemical fertilizer can be given two times in the growth of blueberry plant period with right dosage. If you give the dosage of it over, it will injure the roots, even the plant will die.
The last way of blueberry plant care is watering. The blueberry plant should be watered regularly to keep the soil moist but not to make the soil becomes saturated water.