Good enough to eat
They’ve long been deemed a ‘superfood’ full of antioxidants and other beneficial properties, but are astronomical to buy in the shops, which is one good reason why you might try growing blueberries yourself.
The right soil type is essential - blueberries need rich, fertile, acid soil with lots of added organic matter and can be planted in sun or dappled shade, preferably in spring.
They also have a better chance if you add mycorrhizal fungi (you can buy it in a sachet or tub) to the bottom of the planting hole, sitting the rootball on top so it is in direct contact with the powder, which will help plants to establish. Blueberry bushes won’t need supporting, but should be spaced 1.5m apart when grown in open ground.
Water plants regularly while they are establishing and keep them well watered in a dry summer.
Each spring feed them with a high nitrogen feed like chicken manure pellets and mulch heavily with well-rotted organic matter. If you want to grow them in pots, try compact varieties like ‘Top Hat’ and ‘Sunshine Blue’.