Monday, June 14, 2010

Blueberries - Perfect crop for home gardeners!

Blueberry season is here and it promises to be a bumper crop! Finding locally grown, farm fresh blueberries ready to pick or purchase already harvested is an easy task in our area, considering Pender County is the second highest blueberry producing county in the state. But did you know blueberries are relatively easy to grow in most home gardens? In fact, blueberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow organically, making them the perfect pick for many home gardeners. To start your blueberry patch all you need to know are the best varieties for our area and how to prepare your site for them to prosper.

To learn more about growing blueberries, visit the Pender Extension Master Gardeners at the NC Blueberry Festival this weekend, June 19, in Burgaw! Volunteers will be on hand in the education tent to answer your gardening questions! Visit http://www.ncblueberryfestival.com/ to find out more!

Click here to read more blueberry growing advice on the Pender Extension website: http://pender.ces.ncsu.edu/index.php?page=news&ci=LAWN+77

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