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The Lost Art of Growing Blueberries With Fire

Caitlin McGrath | Jul 14, 202011:38 PM    

“In the frenzy of 19th-century industrialization, though, the ancient custom largely fell by the wayside. The communal task of burning uneven, rocky fields by hand was exchanged for mechanized burns of leveled, de-rocked, and chemically treated fields. Today, only a handful of Maine’s growers use fire to produce world-class, wild blueberries, but it doesn’t exactly bother them.”

The Lost Art of Growing Blueberries With Fire

Using all four elements to grow the perfect berry.

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