Yay I can finally post. Now for all those questions I've come up with while reading the forum over the past 3days. First up my poor blueberry plants.
I absolutely love blueberries so last year I bought some locally which I can't remember their variety. I'm in Iowa zone 5. It was late in the year and they were the last ones left. Really small and kinda sad looking so I put them each in an individual large pot with whatever potting soil was in there from when my mom used it the year before for flowers. I planned to plant them the next spring and set them on the tile in front of 3 full length west facing windows but my blueberries never made it. They started to look so happy with new growth and then they turned red. 1 turned brown and died. Then another lost all it's leaves and they never grew back this year so I pronounced it dead. The last was lost due to the cat deciding to use the large pot as a litterbox.
Attempt 2: I ordered a blueberry package off parkseed.com with 1 blueberry spartan, 1 blueberry rubel, and 1 blueberry sunshine blue. They were quite happy in front of the windows with new green leaves everywhere and the sunshine blue started flowering. I decided they weren't going to last long in the tiny shipping containers so again I put them in some large pots with some cheap potting soil and set them outside this time to wait until I had their planting area ready. They all turned red again.
I'm guessing they are unhappy and I need to learn more about blueberries. I have a spot picked out to plant them on top of a mound of topsoil we had to move when we built our house and my stepdad burnt a small tree there so there's a bit of ash mixed in. I have all the composted horse manure you could want at your disposal since I have my own horse stable. How do I make it a happy growing spot for my blueberries before they die in their pots?