Blueberries are one of the most healthy and versatile fruits to include in your diet. From throwing them into smoothies to eating them on top of a parfait, they add a dose of vitamins and antioxidants while also dialing up flavor. And if, like us, you get excited at the idea of growing your own produce, we’ve got some news — you can do it with blueberries. As long as you have a carton of blueberries in your fridge, you can grow your very own blueberry bush in your garden.
How to Grow a Blueberry Bush From One Berry
This genius tip comes to us from Armen Adamjan who goes by the TikTok username creative_explained. In his video, he indeed explains exactly how you can grow an entire blueberry bush at home from a single blueberry. Before we get into the details, check out his video below.
As you can see, growing a blueberry bush is actually really easy. In his video, you’ll see Adamjan perform the following steps:
- Smash one blueberry
- Plant that smashed blueberry (like you would a seed) in a small pot with soil
- Lightly water your blueberry plant
- Cut the bottom of a plastic bottle off, then use it to cover your plant to trap in humidity
- In a few weeks, the seedling will sprout. Once it is six inches long, plant it outside!
Yup — that’s really it! As for when you should plant your blueberry bush, that depends on what region you live in. Generally, blueberry bushes are planted during the fall or early spring, so it might be a good idea to start growing a seedling soon!
According to experts at arborday.org, you won’t need to prune your blueberry bush in the first two to three years after planting it. Just make sure it’s getting about an inch of water once per week. Also worth noting: You won’t be able to harvest any fruit during your plants first ripe season (which is in late summer), but most blueberry plants will produce their peak crop during the third season. It’s best to wait three to seven days from when the berries turn blue all the way around to get them at peak ripeness.
We just love the anticipation of harvesting our own produce!