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Blueberries in Your Backyard: How to Grow America’s Hottest Antioxidant Fruit for Food, Health, and Extra Money (Booklet)

Pinned on October 21, 2013 at 6:45 pm by Darryl Turner

Blueberries in Your Backyard: How to Grow America’s Hottest Antioxidant Fruit for Food, Health, and Extra Money (Booklet)


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Perfect blueberry growing guide for beginners. This booklet explains how to plant and grow blueberries in the home garden. Recommended for backyard gardeners with small city-sized yards, patios, balconies, decks, and rooftops. Written by the author of the best-selling Fresh Food From Small Spaces gardening book, a former columnist for Urban Farm magazine. (Updated 2012 version)

Topics include:

* Why Grow Blueberries? Six Great Reasons
* Blueberries for Every Climate (and where to get them)
* Growing Blueberries Almost Anywhere
* Perfect Blueberry Soil (garden soil kills them, but they will thrive in this!)
* How to Plant and Grow Blueberries in Raised Beds and Containers
* Feeding, Watering, and Caring for Your Blueberry Bushes
* Making Extra Money Growing Blueberries

This 25-page booklet provides beginners with all the information needed to plant, grow, and harvest organic blueberries in the home garden. Blueberries are delicious small fruits that cost way too much at the supermarket. These dark-colored berries sit near the top of the antioxidant charts. They contain healthful substances known to protect the heart system, fight cancer, lower cholesterol, and stabilize blood sugar levels. Clinical research has proven that blueberries can help keep skin and hair looking younger, while improving memory function as well.

Too expensive in stores

But they’re also insanely expensive in stores. People are willing to pay a few dollars apiece for those little plastic clamshell containers, each of which contains only a few ounces of blueberries. The real prices often reach $11/pound. According to the U.S. government, demand is exceeding supply, fueled by peoples’ obsession with antioxidant health benefits…and their growing appetites for this delicious small berry.

Easy to grow in backyards, patios, and small spaces:

What if you could pick all the organic blueberries you want from your own backyard? Even if you have a small amount of backyard space in the city, you can grow blueberries, which perform very well in raised beds, large pots, tubs, other containers.

In fact, blueberries are one of the simplest plants to grow. In this booklet, you will learn how to grow them and enjoy a sweet harvest of ripe, nutritious blueberries.

Make Extra Money

Finally, you will learn how you can make some extra money by growing additional blueberries. How would you like to enjoy an additional $720-$1200 per year just for growing these beautiful, worry-free plants in urban backyard space? Just a few plants can provide you with a productive harvest of these delicious organic berries, which are in high demand for their incredible antioxidant benefits. All for just a few hours’ worth of gardening work each year.

Forget growing marijuana. Blueberries are the new “grow your own” cash crop for home gardening. You can earn a return on your small initial investment that will yield better returns than any business, stock, bond, derivative, or other investment vehicle. Learn how to get started today and harvest sweet rewards from your backyard organic berries! (25-page booklet, 11,000 words)

Blueberries are Tasty, Healthy, and Too Expensive…Grow Your Own!


TomatoFun "TomatoFun" says:

Move Over, Marijuana! By lucky accident, I happened to discover this e-book last week. I have been looking for some simple ways to make money from home. When I saw the title and read the description, it all made sense: blueberries are tasty and incredibly healthy. The prices for blueberries in the store are really high, but the bushes are pretty easy to grow at home. I know a lot of people around here would buy homegrown berries.I have friends in Michigan who grow blueberries. They harvest bushels every year from a little over an acre. And they say it’s the simplest crop they grow (they also have corn): basically just water the bushes and harvest berries. Well, since I moved from Colorado, I have a 30′ x 40′ yard in Southern Cal, which is too warm to grow blueberries. Except that I just read this book and discovered I’m wrong.The author claims that almost anyone, anywhere can grow blueberry bushes. He patiently explains which kinds will grow in which climates, even warm areas like mine. I called my local nursery and they confirmed this. They even sell some Southern highbush blueberries in pots that supposedly thrive in the LA area. Who knew?I plan to clear out some space in the backyard for a raised bed, and also plant some blueberries in some old wine barrels on the patio this summer. The author provides two soil recipes in this book that will grow big blueberries. Home Depot has all the soil ingredients and they are pretty cheap. I’m so happy I found this book!For those of you who have not read it yet, let me give you the basics: it covers what kinds of blueberries to grow in which climates, what type of soil they like, how to care for them, how much water they need, and the types of questions a beginner might have. It doesn’t really cover any possible pitfalls like insects and fungus, but I gather blueberries don’t have the same kinds of problems as many fruits and vegetables.There is a chapter on growing blueberries for market. The author breaks down the simple economics of blueberry supply and demand, including expected yields per plant. Basically, he shows what a huge potential market exists for homegrown berries and how many of us are already spending time watering, feeding, and mowing our lawns. If we spent this same amount of time growing blueberries, basically we should be able to grow these lovely landscape plants and pick enough berries for home use. If we devote enough backyard space, we should also have berries to sell.Move over, marijuana, there’s a new cash crop in town!

greenthum says:

Blueberries in your back yard The book was perfect for anybody interested in growing their own blueberries…I had no idea how to go about it, and now I am confident it can be done almost anywhere. The book was cheap and it was a short read, but it had all the information I needed…

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