Moving blueberry hill
With my strength
rebounding to near-normal levels, I decided to embark on one of the big
garden projects that has been lingering on my to-do list for six months
--- moving the blueberries.
blueberry patch is
located quite a distance uphill from the trailer, but that was the only
spot where I could fit so many plants. Unfortunately, all
of the rabbiteyes died back during a particularly cold
winter, so I was left with three northern highbush blueberries plus two
gooseberry bushes spread out across a rather tremendous patch. The
result was a weed epidemic when I didn't have the energy to keep track
of a large area, only a very small percentage of which was actually
Rather than filling in
the gaps, I decided to contract our garden back closer to our trailer.
So I wheeled six barrows of acidified topsoil down to make a spot for
the blueberries, then dug everyone up and moved them in.
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The transplants will
likely sulk through 2017. But I have a feeling we'll actually end up
with a lot more fruit soon after due to the sunnier location and the
dramatically higher likelihood they'll be weeded and mulched. Plus,
with only a few steps between door and berries, we're far more likely
to enjoy small harvests rather than leaving them for the birds.