I am a member of FFA--"Frustrated Farmers of America"...LOL
I live in southern California in a suburb. I have however managed to squish my "farming" into many different nooks and crannies.
My blueberries for example. You might not even know they are there, unless I point them out....but they are there, in front, all ten of them.
We have Misty, O'neil, Sunshine, Jersey and Bountiful (my absolute fav!).
They are all Southern Highbush varieties.
All the plants have been staggered in planting, and there are three the Jersey and another variety that I forget (and the tag is gone) that I got online. Those were very tiny little plants so they won't do much until next year. That means that all the berries we are getting this year are from 7 plants. They produce about a cup to two cups a day right now.
One thing I have learned. Blueberries can be picked a bit early (you can see some in the dish). They will turn ripe in a day or two and taste great....(a good thing to know when you have birds who also want to eat them!)
I have been using CD's hanging from the tree (another good reason for planting under a tree) to keep the birds off, and it has been working...but I find one needs to move them around or add a wind chime...birds aren't entirely stupid and know after a while those things won't hurt them.
I was planning on making jam, but we seem to keep eating them, especially the Bountiful variety that are super sweet and as big as a dime! Hopefully, I will get to make jam with them....
Do you grow blueberries? Where do you grow them? What is different? What varieties do you grow??
This old "farmer" loves to talk about growing things...