Gardening Questions And Answers
However, even when cared for and planted in an area of acidic soil that receives full sunlight, they still attract bugs, most commonly blueberry maggot flies, scales and thrips. An integrated cultural, biological and chemical approach to blueberry bush pest control helps ensure bugs won’t invade your crop.
Watering is typically the number one cause of dying plants. This could come from watering the blueberry bush too much or too little. Blueberry bushes can die from over-watering as the compacted soil will suffocate their roots system. At most, blueberry bushes only need about 1 to 2 inches of watering per week.
The antioxidants in bilberries can help reduce inflammation in your body. This helps lower your risk of inflammatory diseases, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Bilberry contains phenolic acids, and research suggests phenolic acids may help reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Like blueberries, bilberries thrive in acidic soil. Pick a location with full sun in cooler areas, but opt for partial shade in warmer climes. Bilberries are very tolerant of wind, so shelter is not needed. When you read the information on bilberry care, you’ll learn that it is an easy shrub to cultivate.
Yellowing leaves suggest your blueberry is suffering from chlorosis. In these plants, this is commonly because of nutrient deficiency; it sounds as if your blueberry is lacking in iron. This tends to happen because the soil pH is too high, at which point the blueberry can no longer take up iron available in the soil.
Bilberries are a hairless low growing undershrub, covering large areas of land; they grow to a maximum height of 50cm, but can look taller when growing on sharply angled ground. The flowers, appearing in clusters April-June, are globular or urn shaped, greenish turning pink with a length and width of 5-6mm.