Plant Blueberries in Fall

gardening_economistOctober 14, 2012

I live in the DC metro area and want to plant some blueberry plants. I know fall is a good time to plant some perennial plants, but I wasn't sure if I could plant blueberries now or if I should wait for spring. I know they have a shallow root system, so maybe the frost would be harmful to a young plant, but I wasn't sure. I have a bed ready for them and would love to get them in the ground, but don't want to set them up for failure.

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bamboo_rabbit(9A Inverness FL)

Up north I always liked to plant BB in the very early spring. Down here in Florida late fall is best. You are in 7a right? I would think now would be ok. Just mulch the plants well and you should be good.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 3:29PM
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