Calderwood speaks to WFVX about planting wild blueberries

WFVX (Fox 22/Channel 7 in Bangor) interviewed Lily Calderwood, University of Maine Cooperative Extension wild blueberry specialist and assistant professor of horticulture, about planting wild blueberries in home gardens. Calderwood detailed the importance of testing the soil, picking the right location and properly mulching the spot. “Once you do have your established patch, you’ll want to think about whether you want to have blueberries every year or not because if you don’t mow them to the ground every other year you won’t have as many berries,” said Calderwood. Calderwood also said to “just be patient because once you do end up with some blueberries, just a few of them it will be so worthwhile.”