We are new to North Carolina, and would like to get some blueberries started here. When is the best time to plant them?
Fall is a great time to plant potted blueberries. Late winter is best if you plan to use bare-root plants.
Soil preparation is key before blueberries go into the ground. They require the correct pH, 5.0-5.5. If you need to acidify your soil, use wettable sulfur or aluminum sulfate at the rate recommended by a soil test. These applications need to go into the ground at least 3 months before you plant. It takes that long for the sulfur to work on the soil.