Good source for blueberries........

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  1. Mutti

    Mutti Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Watersblueberryfarm.com --saw their wonderful plants at the Springfield,MO farm show last week. We had planned to buy some so was really surprized and pleased to see them there. They sell big,healthy plants that aren't shipped all barerooted and dried out like most I've ever bought and killed!!! The pics at their web site are really how the plants look! Can order older plants that will give you berries next year and the folks are really nice and know their stuff. We bought three 3 year old plants at the show and think this time we might actually suceed with blueberries..well, if the rabbits behave. DEE
     
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    Thanks for the link. I was looking for new plants as some critter got ours. Hard to find plants old enough to fruit after having to start over!! :(
     

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    I got six plants from them last spring. They arrived here in WY in great shape. A few cold frosts after I planted them made for ne berries this year but I think we should be doing good next summer. They all survived.

    Jill
     
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    Thank you!!! :D

    This evening, I am getting ready to plant my experimental blueberry (kept in a container to see where it liked being the most and whether it could withstand the rigors of ... me :rolleyes: ) and have been browsing around trying to find a good source for more blueberries.

    This place looks perfect. Good prices, too. :)
     
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    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    Inquiring minds want to know......what rigors? :D
     
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    He. :haha:

    Well, this is ME we're talking about! :haha:
     
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    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    My hubby, a true city boy, says to me the other day that he has figured out gardening. I look kind of startled, after all I've been gardening almost 40 years and I haven't figured it all out. But then he continues : if it grows like crazy, it's a weed, if you want it to grow, it's not. :haha: :haha:
     
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    :haha: :haha: Your husband's figured it out, all right.

    Well, their Paypal deal is messing up, so --- so far --- I've accidentally ordered enough blueberries to start a small commercial operation but haven't yet paid for any of them. :rolleyes:

    In any case, I warned them that their computer keeps spitting invoices out at me but I haven't been able to pay for any of them.

    Fingers crossed, I can get the right amount ordered tomorrow and in the ground by next weekend. :)
     
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    Update on Water's Blueberry Farm ...

    I emailed them to let them know I'd been unable to actually PAY them through Paypal, but each time I tried, their computer was spitting out a new invoice.

    I heard back from them by email immediately --- then, they called me (their dime and their effort :D ) and we completed the transaction by phone.

    Which tells me they're very good business people and willing to go the extra mile. I anticipate their blueberry plants will reflect the same kind of care and effort.

    They also sent me a really nice explanation of how to plant and care for the blueberries once I get them.

    I fully anticipate being able to go over to Garden Watchdog in a few weeks and give them an A++++ recommendation. Great tip, Mutti! Good people! :)
     
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    I agree countrygrrrl, they are very quick to respond and help you out. Seem like good people to me. Although I didn't really care for the planting instructions as I am not a fan of using peat or miracid. :rolleyes: Oh well.

    Someone help me, I bought just spent 60 dollars on plants again. :no:
     
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    He! Well, I quite nearly beat you on how much I spent, SG --- except I made myself do deep breathing exercises, reminded myself of the price of gas and that I haven't yet paid my long distance bill :rolleyes: ...

    ... then I dug in my purse and pulled out several small checks I haven't yet deposited. I allowed myself to spend the total amount of the checks + $5.

    :yeeha:

    Also, SG, I haven't used Miracid or any fertilizer on my current blueberry. Instead, every evening, it gets a nice cup or two of coffee or tea. :D It really likes that!

    In any case, I'm still trying to dig a hole for the bloob plants. :no: So far, I've managed to dig out enough big rocks to help complete my attractive rock path. Which is nice. But it would be nice to hit dirt eventually.

    The Ozarks. *sigh* :rolleyes:
     
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    Countrygrrl, do you have a good pitchfork? Makes digging easier. Pick axes are nice too, lol.

    I use my pitchfork for everything, love it.

    Tea and coffee, interesting....
     
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    ! A pitchfork, huh. !

    Surely that would work better than my sharpshooter and the iron stake I've been using to jimmy the rocks out. :rolleyes:

    Thanks for the tip, SG. :D

    In any case, I have one blueberry planted --- and prime spots picked out for the others.

    :yeeha:
     
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    Your welcome. :)

    Yea, I used my pitchfork last year to turn several hundred square feet of garden space. Hard work! Also used it to dig potato rows. Then use it in the winter to bust ice and fork it out of the pools (for the ducks). Yet again, it is useful for the compost! :D

    Good luck with the blueberries, I love them. aahh, real blueberry pie...
     
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    Walter K Morss & son
    RFD 2 76 Lakeshore Road
    Boxford,Mass.01921
    Tel.(978)352-2633
    Raspberries,Blueberries,Rhubarb,Strawberries
     
  16. Mutti

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    We use our Mantis to dig holes for trees and stuff here in rocky MO...just spits out the rocks and a whole lot easier than a shovel or pickax :) DEE
     
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    I'm sure I heard in some song that too much hard work can kill you!