Blueberry growers unite!!
Hello! So my "dilemma" if you will: I was given 35-40 blueberry plants by my brother-in-law in the fall in what I am suspecting are 1 gallon sized little nursery pots. From what he told me, these plants will be about 2YO this spring, so they are still pretty small. The varieties include Elliot, Duke, Chanoler, Blueray, Sierra and some other types but the labels got lost in the transport home from a few states away...opps. Iv done general research about each type of them all, size, fruiting period, and talked to the Bro in law, who has probably thousand of blueberry plants all in the ground. I consider myself a medium skill level gardener, I grown a large amount and variety of vegetables successfully, but fruits is a totally new territory for me. Soooo....my plan is to grown them in 5 gallon buckets, think home depot, lowes, sherwin williams that are brand new, free and sitting in my garage as we speak. Im reaching out to other gardeners who have experience with blueberry bushes in pots/containers like this. Drainage? watering? keeping PH levels low? ANY advise will be helpful!! I am planning to re-pot these babies in the spring. Oh, and I am choosing pots d/t my soil conditions= clay and super wet and is not conducive to grown ANYTHING...my entire vegetable garden is 580 sq ft of raised beds my soil is that terrible. Also my location is far northeast Ohio, think 3 feet of snow in 24 hours.
A BIG, HUGE thank you in advanced!!! Any and all info will be greatly and humbly appreciated!!