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In addition to strawberries, watermelons and peaches, blueberries are one of the characteristic fruit flavors of summer. And if you go through container by container every year, you may have wondered about the possibility of growing your own. (That is, if you don’t currently live on a farm or in a place with a lot of farmland).
As it turns out, not only is it possible to grow your own blueberry bush, but you can do so from your kitchen as well. Here’s what you should know.
How to grow a blueberry bush
Technically, growing your own blueberry bush in your home has always been an option, but thanks a viral TikTok, now more people know about it. The video posted by Armen Adamjan (aka @creative_explained) guides the viewer through the planting process – starting with a single blueberry.
First fill a small pot (the kind with drainage holes in the bottom) with soil. Then take the blueberry and squeeze it to release its seeds. From there, stick in the pot and cover with a light layer of soil and then water. Next, place some sort of cup, glass, or bottle over it to create a mini greenhouse and lock in moisture. (In the video, he cuts off the bottom of a plastic bottle and uses it.)
Once a seedling is pushing its way out of the ground, you can uncover it and grow it like other houseplants – make sure it gets enough sunlight and water. How much water exactly? Accordingly an article about MindBodyGreen, You should water the plant every week and keep it in a place where the soil is moist but not muddy.
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When should the blueberry plant be taken outside?
When the seedling grows six inches, according to TikTok (and the outside conditions are suitable for growing plants), move the baby bush outside and continue caring for it there. However, it is Article on MindBodyGreen says it is possible to keep the blueberry plant indoors for a few years – or until it bears fruit – before needing to be planted outside.
And yes, it will likely take a few years for the blueberry plant to produce true blueberries, so patience is key.