Planting blueberry bushes in July
So......I know that it is a bad time of year to plant anything, but I got these 3 bushes at the end of June (in 4" pots from StarkBros) and it took me this long to get the raised bed finished. I immediately repotted them to 1 gallon pots and they have been on my back porch which gets a few hours of direct sun a day.
I filled the bed (12" x 2.5' x 8') with about 1/3 peat, 1/3 fine pine park much, 1/3 native sandy soil, and added 2 cups of aluminum sulfate.
When I planted the bushes I noticed that the roots of the plants had not grown past the little 4" square shapes that they arrived in, so I took some scissors and cut and opened up the roots a bit when I planted them.
Is there anything else I should do to help them along? I am in Wisconsin, and though it has been hot, I doubt that we will have many more days over 87 or so.
Thanks for your advice.