Planted Blueberries and....
I spent a lot of time outside this week trying to get caught up before the rainy cooler weather got here.
I planted my blueberries yesterday, the last of my Stark Brother's order. I didn't put them in the ground though. I decided to try them in containers. I mixed peat, pine mulch, and potting soil in equal parts to fill the containers. I put a couple handfuls of pine needles and oak leaves in there for good measure and then added a few earthworms. I've been finding quite a few this week when I was digging. Very easy work compared to the digging I did to plant my grape, currant and Balaton Cherry.
Ceresone was it you that planted blueberries in containers last year? Was kind of soil mix did you use?
I managed to find a very rocky spot to plant my Jupiter Grape and it took me forever to dig the hole which had to be large enough to accomodate a fence post as well as the plant. I wasn't sure how much to space the plant from the post but decided to put it five or six inches away. Hope that's enough. I dug a huge hole to get rid of Bermuda grass and did lots of soil amending. My muscles were sore. Those grapes better taste good.
The spot I picked to plant my currant had very little rock. I had to dig almost 18 inches deep and across to fit the roots in the hole so I was relieved to not find much. Only a fellow Ozarker will appreciate this but I swear I only found four rocks and three of them were smaller than a baseball. Isn't that strange. lol When I dug the holes for my grape and cherry tree, I had a BIG pile of rocks with several bigger than a small canteloupe which is more the norm for my yard. I usually find more rocks that dirt it seems.
My husband was home sick all week with the flu and I've been racing to get caught up with everything before I catch it too. I was glad the weather was nice and felt like I got a lot done but still have a list of things to do both outside and in. Wonder what it feels like to be caught up. lol