Blueberries in a half wine barrel planter??
Hi Garden Web Friends,
I have had two (2 year old when planted) blueberry bushes for two years now. (Bluecrop and Blueray). Despite my best efforts, they have done poorly due to a large silver maple tree just a few feet away. They get plenty of sun, however the blueberry's root zone is getting choaked to death by the maple tree feeder roots.
I want to dig up the bushes and put them in a half wine barrel with drilled holes in the base. The wine barrel is 28" wide by 17" high. Its a pretty good size and I am thinking the two bushes can share the barrel.
Also, I would also like to get high quality soil mix so it will be a long lasting acidic soil for the blueberries. Any ideas?
Any imput would be greatly appreciated.
PS - I had the same problem with a butterfly bush. It was getting choaked out by the maple tree roots. I transplanted it into a half wine barrel with 4 other butterfly bushes. The 5 butterfly bushes (in the one barrel) grow HUGE every year with a ton of blooms!