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New Blueberries From Cuttings.

Person Author: Helen Fowler Calender June 28, 2012 Posted Tags: , , Comment 1 Comment

  If you want to increase your blueberry bushes, why not try propergating from cuttings. At this time of the year, [ late June ], it's the perfect time to take softwood cuttings. All this means is that the new growth is bendy and flexible, later in the year it will harden, loose it's flexability and become hard. You would then take hardwood cuttings. Right back to softwood cuttings. Try to select a new shoot about 5 to 6 inches long, dont worry if they are a bit longer. Pull the shoot gently away from the stem with a small heel of older stem wood. The cutting wants to be flexible and springy, but not too soft. If the top of the cutting feels too soft, it can be removed. Carefully remove all but the top 1 or 2 leaves, if the leaves are very large, they can be cut in half. Prepare

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