GARDENING 101

GARDENING 101

BLUEBERRY BUSHES

Why Choose Blueberries? They are a Flowering Perennial with Berries.  Web Md says Native Americans used the fruit to Treat Coughs. They are Free Radical Powerhouses and 1 Cup delivers 14% of the recommended daily dose of Fiber and almost 1/4 of the recommended daily dose of Vitamin C.

Blueberries are:

  • Native to North America
  • High Anthocyanin Content…Deep Blue Color
  • North America is Leading Producer of up to 90% of the World Supply
  • July is Peak of Harvest
  • Highest of any Fruit for Antioxidants
  • Potassium 114 mg
  • Low in Sodium
  • Low in Carbohydrates
  • Low in Calories

I plant what is known as Low Bush Blueberries as mine only grow 3-4′ High and wide.  Larger varieties are known as High-Bush Blueberries.  Many North American species of Blueberry are also grown commercially in Australia, South America and New Zealand according to Wikipedia.  I love them for their Flowers which are white and bell-shaped plus the added berries and they can fit into any sunny landscape.

My husband is Diabetic and the berries are perfect for him as they are Low in Calories, Carbohydrates, Sodium and a High Antioxidant.  I have Six Bushes planted in my natural area.  Blueberries love Acidic Soil and Sunshine and appreciate their roots moist, but not wet.  The small ones can be grown in containers and are worth it.  I Dehydrate the berries, but you can Freeze them and Can them to make Jams and Jellies and Preserves.

 

“I Hope Blueberries Become Part of Your Landscape or Garden”

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