Kitchen Garden

BEST BLUEBERRIES

About 10 years ago, blueberries were the latest ‘must-have’ plant for the home gardener or allotmenteer. Newspapers were full of stories about this remarkable ‘superfood’, and the health benefits it could bring. While they seem to have faded from the public consciousness recently, no doubt replaced by the goji berry, saskatoon or latest wonder fruit, blueberries remain a fantastic addition to the soft fruit garden. The berries are now readily available in most supermarkets, but hopefully this article will show you that growing your own is straightforward, low maintenance and highly rewarding.

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Expect huge, juicy berries fruiting on the current season’s wood! Harvest the mouthwateringly good berries from September to November. Eat them straight from the bush or try to get them home for the apple and blackberry pie without eating them! Berri