Wild berries growing on our property–are they blueberry or huckleberry plants? We don’t know for sure, but we suspect wild huckleberries!
Are they wild huckleberries or blueberries?
When we first found our country property (26 acres on the side of a forested hill), we noticed one thing right away. The hillside seemed to be covered with wild blueberry plants. They were small, granted, but they were abundant, and this got us excited!
We’ve not done much with wild blueberries before, but just the knowledge that the soil and environment was right for their growth made us happy, because we planned to plant some cultivated bushes. This hill being covered with wild plants told us that the cultivated plants should thrive!
The summers since then, we noticed a few stray wild blueberries, but I think that the bears got most of them. We only found a few.
One other thing that I’ve thought of many times since we’ve moved to this property is the many blueberry plants that we left behind. My husband planted around a hundred bushes where we moved from, and we were regularly picking gallons per week in the summers. Walking away from all of those thriving bushes was hard.
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