Four Reasons to Eat and Grow Blueberries on Your Patio

Four Reasons to Eat and Grow Blueberries on Your Patio

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

With the trend toward healthier living on the rise, blueberry plants are perfect for anyone looking to improve their well-being with nutritious fruit right from their own backyard or patio.

Dwarf blueberries that can be planted in a container make growing fresh fruit simple and easy. Readily available at your local garden center, these plants are perfect if you are looking to grow your own food that tastes good and also packs a nutritional punch.

Packed with health benefits, easy to grow and compact blueberry shrubs are quickly becoming a staple in every garden.

Here are four reasons to plant some ‘blues’ on the patio this year:

1. Grow blueberries for health: Blueberries pack a big punch in a small bite. They’re nutritional powerhouses packed with high concentrations of antioxidants that help guard against cancer and heart disease. Just one serving of blueberries serves up almost 25 percent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. As a low-GI fruit, blueberries have a favorable impact on regulating blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes.

2. Grow blueberries to maximize small spaces: Dwarf blueberry shrubs are the perfect fit for containers on the porch, patio or balcony. Make the most of tight spaces by growing blueberries and keep fresh, nutritious fruit nearby. Make small spaces shine by trying Pink Icing™ blueberry with its breathtaking spring and fall foliage and large, mid-summer sweet berries. Plus, these bushes are self-pollinating, so only one bush is needed to produce fruit.

3. Grow blueberries for style: One plant can produce beautiful flowers for spring, juicy fruit in summer, breathtaking fall foliage and colorful winter branches.

4. Grow them for the kids – Little hands love digging in the dirt and harvesting their own blueberries. Packed with flavor and heart-healthy benefits, these little dynamos are a childhood favorite. Not only is growing blueberries with kids a fun experience, but it’s also rewarding. Let children partner with Mother Nature to learn how to explore and discover.

With vibrant hues of blue and sweet flavors, no summer fruit is better known (or better for you) than blueberries. These blue wonders play a vital role in health and well-being. Plant a blueberry bush today and get ready to pluck some fresh berries.

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