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Got to have my blueberries, so....

Post  llama momma on 6/23/2015, 4:34 pm

Had 3 little blueberry bushes but not in Mel's mix.  Two died probably from extreme brutal winter leaving one little bush this year.  Not enough production. What's a girl to do?  Turns out there is a blueberry farm 15 minutes from here. Had to console myself with someone else's berries to the tune of over five and a quarter pounds.  Yee-hah. Of course these will be washed off very well...and I figure sometimes we just have to make do with some help from others, don't worry and be happy...
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Post  donnainzone5 on 6/23/2015, 9:54 pm

I now have three blueberry bushes in a version of Mel's Mix (extra peat moss and something called acid planting mix, along with vermiculite and some other composts).

One of the two I purchased this spring was puny to begin with, and currently shows no signs of life.  

The two survivors from last year appear to be healthy, and one is producing a few blueberries.  I tasted one today; YUM!  Now, I need to complete my Bird Defense Cage....  Apparently, the cats aren't quite up to capturing or discouraging bluejays.
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Post  AtlantaMarie on 6/24/2015, 7:39 am

Donna, you might try our trick of putting rubber snakes in the bushes.  You have to move them around every day, but it seems to help.

My bushes are full and getting ripe, but no time to pick today...  Mad
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Post  llama momma on 6/24/2015, 11:45 am

Donna I put stakes around the bush at least a foot away.   Put chicken wire around it and loosely tied it to the stakes.  I can pull the cage right off to get the berries.  Also attached bird netting over the top of the chicken wire.  This is the second year and so far has worked at keeping the birds away and the cats from using the soft soil as a litter box.
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Post  donnainzone5 on 6/24/2015, 11:55 am

My plan is to use rebar/PVC for a cage, surrounded with bird netting and clipped.  I've already purchased the materials, along with couplings for the frame.

Following my neighbor's example, I'll probably secure the opening with ground staples.  She's very creative and handy!  

I haven't had any problems with the felines confusing MM with litter recently.
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