Growing Information for Cranberry Plants
Position – Full sun or semi shade if you live in a very hot climate.
Grow them in a container or in the garden where they can get regular watering
Dig a hole 50x50x50cm. Place the plant directly into the correct soil mix and cover with a mulch of pine bark or green pine needles, 5 – 15cm thick..
Our farmer has taken many years of research and trials to perfect the soil mixture for maximum harvest.
Lithuanian or Canadian Spaghnum Peat Moss is a must and acid compost is the base soil.
The Peat Moss must be soaked in water for at least 24 hours, before planting, as it absorbs a lot of water initially and your plant roots will not receive water.
Place acid compost into the pot/hole mix with potting soil if in a container or any other soil if in the ground.
Add soaked peat moss, berry mix and volcanic rock dust mixing into the top section
Gently place the plant (try not to disturb the roots) in the soil mixture and cover the roots (not the stem) with Pine Bark Mulch.
Size – 40cm High with vines of 2mt in length.
Cranberries grow as a flat spreading plant.
Watering – Keep damp but not waterlogged
Mulch – Organic pine bark or green pine needles, lowers the Ph of the soil as it is growing
Mulch also protects the roots from the sun’s rays, helps keep weeds at bay and helps retain moisture.
Pruning – Cut back dead vines after 3 years.
Fertilising – One level teaspoon of our berry fertilizer every 4-5 months.