There are a lot of benefits for gardeners who want to plant berry plants in their gardens. When you buy a strawberry, huckleberry or blackberry plant, you’re adding an edible plant that grows with minimal maintenance and high yields to your garden. These berried plants are beautiful to look at, and they have a host of health benefits. Whether they are consumed fresh, frozen or dried, they can be a healthy part of a nutritional diet.
Health Benefits of Berry Plants
Can lower blood pressure
Immune-boosting vitamin C and are rich in antioxidants
High fiber content
Improved brain functions
Can help lower blood pressure
Low hypoglycemic index
Fights against cancer
How to Plant Berry Plants
Find a spot in your garden or yard that has good drainage and sunshine. Try to avoid areas with sand or clay soil. If you’re not sure about your soil, you can add some organic soil matter to facilitate drainage and improve aeration. Till the ground with a rototiller until all rocks and clumps are removed. Also, remove any weeds, apparent insects, and sticks. You can also add things like leaves, chopped hay or compost to make the soil into the perfect consistency for planting berry plants.
For the best soil results, the PH level should be between five and a half to seven. It’s important to remember, and berry plants need a lot of sunlight to grow into their full potential. Berry plants that are planted in blocked-sun areas are at a higher risk of limited yields. The ideal location to plant your berry plant is right in the center of your backyard where they can get maximum sunlight for proper growth and maximum returns.
Preparing your berry batch with nutritious soil will leave you reaping the benefits of beautiful berry fruit for years to come.