Hello new friends!
I apologize in advance if this threat is in the wrong category, as I'm sure you can tell, I'm new looking to all of the experts on her for some advice.
I'm in a pickle
Some blueberry bushes have been at my grandparents house for over 20 years and now that they're passed away and we're selling the property we're hoping to keep them in the family.
The biggest problem is, from everything I've read, I've missed the optimal transplant time by a couple months... the property is being sold in about 6 months.
Whats the likelyhood of the bushes surviving if we follow the following guidelines and transplant now...
(This is all based off what I read online to do, I don't know what I'm doing so correct me if I'm wrong lol)
-Transplant when its cold
-Transplant after watering
-dig up a 2ft diameter rootball (1 foot in depth)
-plant in 3ft diameter hole (2 feet in depth)
- Fill in with 5 PH dirt
-Cover area with 2 inches of wood chips (stay 3 inches from base of plant)
-water for 1hr every 2 days
-make sure to transfer 2 bushes, not just 1
Plant would be carefully driven between properties over the period of 35mins, should be back in the ground in about an hour.
The drip line is about 5 or 6 ft. (it hasn't been pruned in a long time so that might be a little bit over the top.