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Three new reasons to plant blueberries right now
Feb 28, 2011 - Charlotte from Peaceful Valley
Thought you knew all the health benefits of blueberries? Seems like there’s a new study coming out about them every day.
The three latest reasons to plant and eat those blueberries:
* Blueberries do housecleaning in your brain
* Blueberries lower your blood pressure
* Blueberries may reduce Parkinson’s risk by 25%
Dr. Andrew Weil lists six of the well-known benefits of eating blueberries (in case you need a review).
Which blueberry bush is best for you?
Are you a small-space gardener? The variety ‘Top Hat’ was made for planting in containers and will stay small but productive.
Live in USDA zones 3-7? You can grow Northern Highbush blueberries like the popular ‘Patriot’.
Warm-weather gardeners, try Southern Highbush ‘Southmoon’ for zones 6-9.
The more the merrier (and the healthier you’ll be)—plant a mixture of early, mid and late harvest blueberries. Fruit for a longer season in the summer. Our blueberry plant descriptions will give you all the harvest information.
And enjoy the fall color too, as the blueberry varieties each turn a different color. Makes a stunning edible landscape feature.
Categories: Berry Plants, Blueberry Bush, Container Gardening, Edible Landscaping, Organic Gardening 101, Urban Gardening & farming
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