I have two plants purchased about two years ago, they were planted together in one container for cross pollination purposes so we left them that way. One is Jersey, the other Bluejay.
In my research, I've found that Jersey is a midseason and bluejay late-mid season, and it doesn't appear their fruiting times overlap by much, if any. Wouldn't this defeat the purpose of cross-pollination to increase yields since they wouldn't be flowering at the same time?
Also, we planted them in what we thought was a good spot, but they aren't doing so well. I'm thinking it may be too shady as they get late morning and late afternoon sun but in midday are blocked by a fir tree.
I have not fertilized them at all other than some coffee grounds occasionally. We planted according to the instructions on the tag that came with them but the ground under them seems to have sunk and they now sit in a small depression. That area is also successfully growing a large boxwood (more to the shady side) and a dwarf alberta spruce (gets a little more sun).
Both of the plants have one main cane, if I'm correctly understanding what a cane is (main branch?) The other on each has died.
They produced a handful of berries this year but it was so paltry I let the birds have them.
My question is: what do I do first? Should I move to a sunnier location? Mulch? Fertilize (in the spring, right?) Work on soil ph? I haven't checked the ph but I do have a meter so I can do that tomorrow.
Please help me save my blueberries :)