Hey there! This is my first grow and since I have an enclosed area and live in a hot, desert area, I figured I would be better off giving the outdoors a try. I’ve had a small disaster on my hands when the wind knocked over my plants and one of them died from the trauma (her stem was bent and she just dried up). My other two blueberries are still alive and their leaves are nice and bright, but they seem to be a bit small. If I’m totally mistaken and they’re fine, please let me know.
Seeds: Blueberry Autos from ILGM
Medium: A blend of 2/3 Miracle-Gro Nature’s Care organic potting mix and 1/3 Miracle-Gro organic potting soil with extra perlite for aeration. I also added just a bit of Great White Premium Mycorrhizae upon mixing my medium to promote beneficial fungi.
Given how incredibly hot my area is (we recently had a string of days where it was 99+ degrees outdoors), I’ve taken to watering my plants in stages. In the morning, I water in a ring around the edges of the pot to keep the immediate area around the plant itself humid as the sun evaporates the water. I water the plants themselves once every couple of days.