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naroy
May 7, 2013 9:25 AM CST
Hello fellow All Thing Gardeners, I'm moving next month and I want to take my 5 blueberries and 4 raspberries. Any suggestions on minimizing transplant shock? Thanks
Name: Arlene
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abhege
May 7, 2013 4:05 PM CST
From where and to where?

naroy
May 7, 2013 4:13 PM CST
I'm out here in Hesperia, Ca. ( southern cal.) and I'm moving just moving 20 miles across town. I didnt beat the birds to last years fruit and I think I'll loss this years harvest to the replanting. Oh well, we are buying a house so Im looking forward to years of undisturbed blueberries beds.
Name: Arlene
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abhege
May 7, 2013 4:23 PM CST
Congratulations on buying a house!

I imagine a lot will depend on the size of the plants and how soon you can get them replanted.

I have never moved blueberries but I have moved my raspberries several times. They had a slight set back but came through fine.

Hope someone else can give you better advice.
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chelle
May 7, 2013 4:34 PM CST
I'd root prune them now, at least partially. Then keep them watered and shaded if necessary until it's time to dig for the move. Root pruning is usually suggested when plants are dormant, but since you need them moved soon I'd think you'd still be better off in trying to get new feeder roots to grow before you go. A root stimulator product applied after root pruning and at the time of transplanting might also help.
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