Friday, July 31, 2009

Blueberries and a 4 year old's Dream

My kiddos LOVE fruit...especially blueberries. They could eat pounds and pounds of blueberries. The other day, my 4 year old, Luke, opened the fridge looking for the big white bowl of washed blueberries and to his dismay, they were GONE! He was so disappointed. He said to me "Mom, I want to grow a whole bunch of blueberries so I can have them forever and ever". What a GREAT idea!

The problem...I have no garden and I live in Arizona. I guess that's two problems. I have an area reserved to start a garden at the end of the summer. But I have to be honest, I have never heard of anyone in this horridly hot state ever growing blueberries. Does anyone out there know how you grow blueberries and where they actually grow the best? Luke would love you forever if you give me any tips. Thanks.

My very adventerous and future gardener, Luke.


Katy ~ said...

Luke is a one handsome little boy! Good luck on growing blueberries; I don't know anything about cultivating them.

Katy ~ said...

I just tried goggling, growing blueberries in Arizona, and had several hits.

I think it's possible, but patience will be required before a crop can be expected.

After checking out some of the sites, perhaps your best source of information is a local garden center?

Good luck! I think children get such great reward from growing things.

Hornsfan said...

Luke is quite a cutie! I'm still struggling with some basic things (like cactus growing) so definitely can't advise much on growing blueberries but good luck, BTW - that berry photo is gorgeous!

Jennie said...

He is going to be a heart breaker!!