Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tennessee plants

Hello, everyone.

In south Texas, while we grow many beautiful plants, we're limited to the plants that don't need lots of chilly time in the winter. Visiting Tennessee is like another world, garden-wise.

This is the patio-sized blueberry plant DD1 has. It's just loaded with developing fruit.
On looking up blueberry requirements, I discovered that most of them need as much chill time as many peaches. There are some low-chill types but they still have one other major requirement: really acidic soil. It's the kind of soil found in much of eastern Texas, but not in the region of Texas I live in. 😢 Sad as it makes me, we probably wouldn't be able to keep a blueberry plant alive. Much less happy and fruitful.