Lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) are associated with blueberries and cranberries. They will thrive with moderate summers and generally develop in cooler climates. The crops might develop in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 9 and 10, but they don’t usually survive the warm summers. Lingonberries prefer sunlight, fairly acidic soils and good soil drainage.
Choose a developing area, like a south-facing place in the backyard.
Test the soil pH with an at home test package. Lingonberry prefers an acidic soil pH of around 5.
Add a soil modification to change the soil pH as required. A greater pH is acidic and a pH is acidic. Add sulfur to reduce the soil pH or lime to improve the soil pH, as-needed. Since this kind of acidic soil is preferred by lingonberries, it’s unlikely you will need to improve the soil pH. Follow the label directions to correctly use the additive. To reduce the soil pH use peat moss or a pine-needle mulch.
Mix some compost to the soil to enhance its drainage and present more nutritional elements to it. Apply a few inches of compost to the the top of soil after which mix it in using fork or a tiller.
Keep spring lingonberry plants in 1- or 2-gallon pots and then transplant them in May or April when there isn’t any danger of extreme cold or frost.
Space the plants about one foot apart. Dig the planting holes broad enough to to allow for their roots and deep. In the event that you are planting over one row, space the rows.
Water the plants carefully to help the soil settle the plant roots across.
Apply 2 to 3″ of mulch across the bottom of the crops to stop weeds, preserve a a reliable s Oil temperature and help hold dampness in the soil.
Keep the soil persistently moist through the entire growing season.
Apply fertilizer once-per year. Fertilize the lingonberries in the starting of the developing period throughout spring. Fertilize in the entry level of the array recommended by the guidelines of the manufacturer’s.