145/366: potential blueberry friands

Loving blueberry friands, we bought two Brigitta blueberry bushes from Bunnings, to plant in the two new concrete pots I bought recently. Yes, at a garage sale.

Googled information recommended planting them in a larger pot, but because I intend to shape them and keep them a condensed size, I figured this sized pot might be suitable. These acid-loving plants require a potting mix which is also suitable for azaleas, rhododendrons, gardenias and camellias.

When potting, make sure you tease the roots. Na-na-na-na-na; that’s really hard to spell, but you get the gist. If you didn’t get it, just keep reading and ignore my moment of silliness. You actually have to spread the roots out so they don’t think they’re still in the same small pot. It’s a bit like muscle memory in our bodies, or memory foam pillows. We have to get them out of the habit.

It may take up to fifteen months to get fruit from these bushes, but I can wait, and then I will definitely post the resultant fruit on my blog. Meanwhile, I already make blueberry friands, generally utilising frozen fruit. It comes in a resealable bag, so I only have to take out the necessary thirty blueberries so that five are inserted in each friand before baking.

The new pots replace two old plastic pots of succulents, which have now moved to a more secluded area, leaving the classier, more formal pots front and centre.


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