Blueberry Advice Needed
I am interested in planting blueberries for the first time this Spring (if possible). Up to this point, I have only planted a few fruit trees in my backyard. Ideally I would want to plant the blueberries in the ground but that seems like a daunting task considering they need acidic soil in order to thrive and produce good quality fruit. While I'm not exactly thrilled with the notion, I'm open to planting 3-4 blueberry bushes in containers where I should have better control over the soil conditions and the added benefit of being able to move them rather easily if their placement does not work for whatever reason.
As I understand it, having a containerized plant requires more attention to moisture levels in particular. I like the idea of low maintenance plants but I also want blueberries. I've convinced myself that I should be able to keep the pH and moisture levels right with just paying regular attention - certainly more attention than I give my fruit trees.
Now, my questions: Based on my zone and location, is any particular blueberry type - Northern Highbush, Rabbiteye, or Southern highbush more problematic in my area? I'd assume the Rabbiteye and Southern highbush are better for my area but there are Northern varieties where I sit in the middle of the range of listed USDA zones.
Also, is there any particular container size, type, or potting soil mixtures which are considered ideal for blueberries? I was looking at a container like the one in the link below and wondering if it would be ok.
Here is a link that might be useful: Indoor/Outdoor Garden Planter
This post was edited by thapranksta on Thu, Feb 27, 14 at 10:49