Sue Sanderson

Sue Sanderson – our horticulturist expert

Sue Says
Blueberries normally fruit from 1, 2 or 3 year old wood and Goji berry plants will also fruit after about 3 years. Check the plants are getting enough sunlight – they may tolerate partial shade but will not thrive as they would in full sun. The plants don’t actually require much feeding (unless they’re in containers) but would benefit from a high potash feed during the growing season – feed blueberries in the spring (you can buy specially formulated feeds for ericaceous, acid-loving plants) and Goji berries in early summer. This will help promote flower production in the plants. If you have no flowers on your blueberry next year I would prune about a third of the oldest stems to the base of the plant to encourage fresh new growth. It is good practice to do this annually during winter.

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