After 3 rotations of cover crops to enrich the soil, the time has finally arrived to plant the very first blueberry patch at Huldy’s Farm! The plants arrived a couple weeks ago.
Did you notice that patch of snow atop the side of the truck bed? Alas, we cannot plant these plants right away. What’s a lady to do with 360 blueberry plants that need to be tended to, watered, talked to?
That’s right, you move them into your house. Inside.
Then, there comes a time in every blueberry plant’s life when it needs to move out of the house, get its own patch of land, and make a living. Yesterday, that day arrived for 360 blueberry plants that had spent two weeks playing video games and getting crumbs in the sofa cushions.
By the end of the day, we got 360 blueberry plants in the ground. This year and next year, we’ll remove the blooms that grow on the plants, preventing the berry from growing. We do this so the plant can grow and receive nutrients, and then in 2012, we’ll let them grow! It won’t be a big enough crop to have customers yet – we’re projecting 2013 for the first year of customers.
Maybe we’ll keep a couple of blooms on. Just a couple.