Southern highbush blueberries were planted in a new research plot today. Again, spring or fall is the ideal time for planting blueberries to reduce transplant shock and allow the plants to establish a solid root system before winter time. However, the wet spring weather and scheduling prevented us from planting until now. At least this week was “cooler”. The key to planting at this time (other than trying to avoid it) is planting early in the morning when the temperature is still cool and watering in the plants good.
The blueberries are planted in raised beds. The holes were dug out, filled with a pre measured mix of peat and mulch and them backfilled with the soil. The field crew found a steady rhythm and planted 200 plants today.