Of all the fruits in my yard, I think blueberries are my favorites to grow. They are very undemanding. I mentioned earlier that I grow them in large pots. That helps me keep them away from the groundhogs and rabbits, but they are still low enough to easily throw a net over, so the birds don't take them all before I get a chance to enjoy them - the way they do with my cherries.
Aside from plundering animals, blueberries are bothered by very few pests or diseases. Prune them at the start of the year, give them a little food and a lot of water, then stand back. There's a blueberry for almost every hardiness zone and they are beautiful plants for the yard, with creamy white flowers in the spring and bright red foliage in the fall. So if fresh blueberries sound good, there are probably some plants left at the garden center. Get an early start on growing blueberries for next year.
Photo: © Marie Iannotti