Potted blueberry plants are a great gardening project for children, who delight in harvesting the fruit 💙
Apart from being delicious, blueberries have many fantastic health benefits. They are extremely high in antioxidants, and have anti-inflammatory properties, as well as lowering cholesterol in the blood. It is also claimed that they improve motor skills, balance and co-ordination in elderly people.
The longer the fruits are left on the bush to mature, the greater the health benefits - so if you can beat the birds, leave the fruits to the last minute to pick. Blueberries can produce an abundance of fruit over many months, keep them evenly watered with good drainage and use a low nitrogen fertiliser. They are such a great addition to all gardens, from balcony to food forest. Get growing now 🌿