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Post  AtlantaMarie on Mon 21 Apr 2014 - 6:01

The traditional gardening method for berries is to plant at least 18" deep.  Has anyone had good success with planting them just in the SFG boxes at 6"?  Or 12"?

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Post  camprn on Mon 21 Apr 2014 - 8:22

Marie, please use the search feature to find the back threads about this subject. I bet someone will be along with some other info too.

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Post  donnainzone5 on Mon 21 Apr 2014 - 8:32

Although my experience is limited, I can tell you that Gardener's Supply sells berry boxes that are about 7" deep.  

And I have a small blueberry bed (three plants) in an 8"-deep bed.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on Mon 21 Apr 2014 - 19:24

thankyou  Camprn!



Donna - Love my blueberries!  They're our front hedges.  Not raised beds, but prolific all the same.  The 2 on the right are 18 years old.  The 3 other larger ones are about 4 years old.  And there are 2 small wild NH blueberries hiding in there that are 3 years old.

We got 3+ gallons last year thanks to the plastic snakes we used to scare the birds and chipmunk that wanted to set up an apartment under one of the older bushes!




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