Ok, so this is my last post today. I'm just inspired right now and hope I don't lose interest when the goin' gets tough! :))
So, I wanted to share my experience growing strawberries and blueberries. It seems that when I talk to people about either of them, folks are really excited about them, but when I tell them it will take a few years to get a strong harvest, it's deflating for sure.
However, growing fruit of any kind is worth the wait! And it's possible to take it with you if you'll grow it in a pot!
Our son LOVES blueberries and since they are SO expensive in the grocery store, it was always difficult for me to purchase them as frequently as he would want to eat them. So, when we moved into our house nearly 6.5 years ago I was determined to have blueberries for him whenever he wanted them--or almost. We purchased two different varieties in the same family. I learned from an article in Southern Living that the Rabbit Eye variety was great for growing in a pot but they required cross pollination. We purchased 2 of the Tift Blue and 2 of the Premiere bushes within this "Rabbit Eye" variety for cross pollination. I called someone who raises blueberries and was advised that around the 6th and 7th year of having blueberries, I would have a huge harvest--as much as 20#'s per bush! So, we invested the time and patience required--mostly patience for waiting and this past year (our 6th year) of having these bushes and had our largest yield yet! We really enjoyed our blueberries this Summer!