Preparing a Blueberry Bush for Winter

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Winter can be a difficult time for blueberry plants. Learn some tips to help you prepare your blueberry bush for winter from a professional organic gardener in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Jeff Belli

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Alright now I know we just planted this blueberry bush this morning here in April a beautiful day. But I want to show you what you need to do when winter time comes. Now all this mulch is great during the season it protects it. It keep the ground nice and moist it feeds the plant. But in the winter time this also is a great place for mice to go. This is nice and soft and its mulchie a lot of bugs and worms and grubs underneath here and we don't want moving in to around your blueberry bush. Because one of the things that they will dine on is the roots of your blueberry bush and they will destroy your blueberry bush. So what we want to do is we're going to pull the mulch away from the plant. Were going to possibly take this mulch and put it in you garden. But you want to take all the mulch away from your plant in the winter time. The blueberry bush is very hardy will go into a dormant stage and you don't need this mulch around here in the winter time. You just want it to be the dirt. You can still have your bowel so its nice and it gets nice good rain because its still needs rain. But it doesn't need this mulch we do not want varmints moving into the mulch and destroying the plant by eating its roots.