One Cup of Blueberries a Day Helps With Blood Pressure and Hardened Arteries (How to Grow an Endless Supply of Blueberries – Video)
Not only do blueberries taste heavenly and have the highest antioxidant capacity of any fruit, but they also help with many diseases and health conditions such as improving memory, protecting the heart, assisting with digestion and reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Additionally, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the study found that “Daily blueberry consumption improves blood pressure and arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women with pre- and stage 1-hypertension.”
Don’t you love the taste of blueberries? Fortunately, blueberries do not require a lot of space and can even be grown in a container. Learn how to grow your own blueberries.
How To Grow An Endless Supply of Blueberries
Blueberries are ideally suited for growing in containers because they have a shallow root system that easily adapts to the tight confines of a container.
• Select plants that are well suited for growing in pot such as Top Hat. (here)
• The soil must be the right acid pH, should be in the range of 4.5 to 5.0. The most common cause of blueberry death is the wrong pH.
• Fill the container two-thirds full with the acidic soil mix.
• Center the blueberry bush in the container .Fill in with soil just to the crown. Blueberry roots are shallow so you don’t want to plant the shrub deeper than it was in the nursery pot.
• Water well and fill in resulting air pockets with more soil.
• Spread 1 to 2 inches of acidic mulch like pine needles on top of the soil.
• When it comes to good blueberry production, the more sun the better. Place in a sunny location with at least six hours of sun a day.
Planting Blueberries in Pots