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Picky Fruit: Establishing Blueberries in a Home Garden

Oct 10, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT


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If the conditions that are ideal for growing healthy, productive blueberry bushes are not in place before they go in the ground, it may be difficult to get them to thrive or even survive. In this webinar, our presenter will cover the dos and don’ts of establishing a new planting of blueberries, including variety selection, site preparation, and pruning principles in the first few growing seasons after planting. They'll also discuss some issues that commonly affect young blueberry plants and the tools home gardeners can use to address those problems.

Presenter: Alex Gregory is a certified Master Gardener and an Oregon State University graduate who recently received his master's in horticulture. His research has focused on organic blueberry production in the Columbia Basin region of Oregon. Alex currently works as a research assistant in Washington State University's small-fruit breeding program (raspberries and strawberries) and the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources.

About Growing Oregon Gardeners: Level Up Series

This monthly zoom series offers education for the experienced gardener. Take your gardening knowledge to the next level with timely topics from gardening in a changing climate to techniques to extend your season. The closed-captioned webinars will be broadcast via Zoom and streamed via our Facebook page the second Tuesday of the month, at noon, February through November 2023. This series is open to the public, and OSU Extension Master Gardener volunteers receive 1 Continuing Education Credit for each class. You can take one, or take all. This webinar is being recorded and will be available to view on our website within two weeks of airdate.

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