Planting & Growing Blueberries

By GrowOrganic.com on January 09, 2015

Tricia shows you how to plant and grow delicious, nutritious blueberries in containers and in the garden. Tips on soil, fertilizing, and pruning!

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All I can say is BS! I have tried to grow blueberries for more that 10 years following a regimen like you describe and have been unsuccessful. Finally an elderly gent at one of my local nurseries gave me the formulation and it worked. First, I agree with your statement about soil acidity but absolutely don’t agree with your method for moving the soil pH. I have tried all of the more popular methods of moving soil pH down into the 4.0 - 5.0 range. None work. I have even tried sulphuric acid mixed into the soil and the pH remained in the neutral range. I used the gents recommendation of using epson salts and low and behold pH actually moved down. Second, he tells me to remove ALL the mulch cover around the plants and keep it free of weeds and grass so the soil has a chance to dry out on the surface so the roots don’t rot. Third, he tells me to fertilize using molasses. OMG, talk about making the plants come alive. Forth, the plants WILL NOT LIVE in direct sunlight, at least not in South Texas. Last but not least, I water every day rain or shine from an irrigation system using 6 gph emitters and let run for 10 minutes. My plants are now covered with blueberries and over 6 feet tall. They were rooted 3 years ago.

 

 

Posted by Earl Thigpen on Mar. 29, 2018 at 3:18:45 PM

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