Blueberry Production Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
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Hooray for native bees!
How long do Rabbiteye bushes 'last' or remain productive? Tips for growing in pots. Also, I get lots of rhizome volunteers. Can I use them for new plants? Netting guidance... birds will eat all mine in suburbs.
How can we amend soil after blueberrys are already planted?
did you say February or march to transplant, like from one part of the yard to another?
do you happen to know which rabbiteye variety tastes most similar to the O'Neal variety?
What kind of amendments or mulch after plants have been established? Past year 3 for example
Is it too late to plant blueberrys now?
How large a plant can be transplanted?
Is there a diagram or a video which could show how to place the plastic mat used for weed prevention which allows for easy removal for fertilization?
Any more recommended cultivars for high bush? I just saw one: duke.
fred and jenn
Are established bushes transplantable? Could you break up a large plant and transplant a portion of it?
if you are planting on a slope do you need to plant in a raised bed
I my understanding is that honeybees are an okay pollinator for blueberries but not ideal. I've been ordering bumblebee boxes and seem to be having success but perhaps it's just coincidental
What cultivar of Rabbit Eye blooms later so we can avoid the crop loss from late frost?
Please speak to using low PH water for weeding- I use organic vinager- I wat to use water with sulfuric acid added
is pine mulch pine fines?
would turkey litter work good around the bushes and old wood shavings be great to use on the bushes purchased through the Johnston country AG center which are NC State varaties
What are your thoughts about incorporating permatil to clay soil to improve drainage? Second, what do you think about the new Bushel and Berry dwarf plants for the home garden?
I’m a novice gardener so when you say plant dormant plants in Feb - March were do we get them, and what if we buy a blueberry plant that’s already blooming, do we cut/prune that right away
How do you feel about the Lemonade cultivar. is that a rabbit eye variety?
I am building a 6x36ft raised bed, 1 ft high. I have turf with little to no topsoil beneath it, and then heavy red piedmont clay (Cary NC). Is a foot of 50/50 compost/native topsoil (from supply company) in the raised bed sufficient, or should I till some of that into the surface beneath the raised bed too?
I added cove crop clover seeds to my Blueberry box, Do you think will affect the soil?
What is called pine fines---is that bark and acceptable?
how short to prune and when to prune.
I rescued several native Georgia blueberries from a site scheduled for development. They only grow about 3 feet with small sort of round leaves. They were planted under large pine trees. I don’t know what type they are but would appreciate any advise you can give me.
I was told by blueberry farm not to use hardwood mulch or compost. tree chipping from tree removing companies okay? how long to sit before using?
What is the recommended drip irrigation rate? How often should you irrigate? Daily?
we ordered 2 year old bushes through NC State Johnston Co Ag Center fruit sale Do we need to prune them as soon as we plant them in February and cut them all the way back or are they good to bear fruit at this stage
this is so helpful!
Thank you this was very helpful
Great information - Thank you!
Fantastic webinar! Thank you
Thank you! Looking forward to pruning for a change.
This has been very helpful, thank you so much.
Thanks so much! Excellent session!
Thank you, So Much!
Please keep the webinars coming!
yes, if it weren't for these webinars, I don't think I would be learning so much about gardening, thank you
Excellent 2 hr investment. Thank you.
Bill - excellent presentation. Looking forward to next session!!
1. Do you recommend any cover crops while we wait for sulfur to do work in our beds (for the year before planting)? 2. Is it worth planting any cover crops near the blueberries during the winter to develop the soil or fix nitrogen?
I have eight plants for personal use ...I have mounds on red clay.. I French drained the red clayunder.. I also have them on drip.. Any holes on the donut? I have also used Coffee Chaffe from a freind that coffee roasts.. It is light and acidic.
Thank you for the information... we will be doing a plant removal (first year was planted last spring) and try to get the site better prepared this fall! We own 6 Blu Ray plantings, since we are living in Gilsum New Hampshire!
Hve those plants in the last phone been pruned?
have those plants in the last photo been pruned?
How large are mature root systems? Too large for normal container?
this was great. Thank you Bill.
Thank you Bill!
Thank you so much! Excellent!
thank you..great information!
Thanks for all your info... extremely useful
Thanks Bill. We came to your pruning class - I think 6 or 7 years ago. My old blueberry plants are now thriving again and the new ones I’ve started and pruned from the beginning are amazing! I reread your charts every year before pruning. Thanks again.
Will this recording be available on the website? This was very informative. Thank you!
me again-those bushes in the last photo looked bushy_ is that how a pruned bush will look after pruning
I can prune now?
IF we buy 3-4 year old bare roots, should we plant and prune to prevent any berry formation?
does an air pot make a difference for growing berries in a container?
lots to think about, thank you so much. looking forward to revisiting this information. thank you.
Would you recommend rabbiteye for the Wilmington area? Or SHB?
Can Organic blueberry orchards be successful in NC?
which are better for novice, bare root or older plants?
How long will a new orchard take before it is “productive” for fruit?
Do you have an opinion/recommendations on blueberry bushes in a hoop house? (I had to step away for a few moments - so if you answered already, I'll listen to the recording!) Thank you!
What is the ideal height for mature rabbit eye blueberry bushes?
where can we take our soil for a soil test?
How do you propagate from cuttings?
Lee Anne soil tests are done the through he NC Department of AG, talk to you local county Extension office for help
is there any way to determine how old a blueberry bush is, the bushes we currently have are well over 40 years old because they were on our farm when I was born