Thursday, March 29, 2012
Springing to Life
After breaking my own camera, I have had a few difficulties using my husband's camera. Is Mercury in retrograde or something? I don't usually have technical difficulties. Hmph.
I forgot to post pictures of my blueberry plant progress. We used to have 3 blueberry plants. Two of them did not survive this past winter (ironic, because it was so mild. Yet they survived blizzards in prior years). My husband dug up the two plans that showed no signs of life and, sadly, found rotted roots.
Blueberry plants tend to produce more when they have a friend, so we bought one more plant for this one to cross-pollinate with. I'll have to keep a close eye on this area of the yard to make sure there's proper drainage. I think that, plus a black tarp-like thing I had laid down, contributed to the root rot of the other plants.
Next up: adding some coffee grounds to the soil and setting up a net so that I actually get to enjoy the berries instead of all the birds and squirrels getting to them.
Do you have blueberry plants? Any tips for caring for them?