“Trying Again”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
Because of all our large trees, it is not possible to grow edibles in one separate garden. Instead, we have them spread out where they can get the most sun. Our fruit trees are planted out like ornamentals, lettuce and tomatoes grown in containers on the patio, and now, we are trying blueberries again. Hopes are high since the flowers have appeared on the new blueberry bushes.
Dear hubby is a blueberry freak. He loves those little blue berries and can’t wait for the first ones to come in. Two years ago, he came home from Wal-mart with three blueberry bushes. I hated to tell him that they would not do well here since they were not a Southern type. But, they had blooms on them, and he was unconvinced.
Last year, nothing. No flowers, no fruit, no joy at our house. This year, he bought a Southern type that should do well here. He ordered them from a catalog without telling me. I had tried to tell him that there were nurseries around here that sell the type he needed, but he thought he would order online instead. They are blooming, but the real test will be next year. Will we have enough chilling hours for them to set blossoms? Only time will tell, but I hope, for dear hubby’s sake, they do well.