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RE: Pruning Blueberry Bushes

in #gardening3 years ago

Great pruning advice @garden-to-eat. But how do I GROW them? I love blueberries. But here on our South African homestead the famous Cape Gooseberry is an absolute weed (not complaining ;) and our blackberries also do well. But no matter how much I pamper little sad blueberry they don't get more than knee high....and then die. Any suggestions?

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Check the PH level of your soil. Blueberries like acidic soil so I would start with a mix of peat moss if you can get it along with compost and top soil.
Then mix some form acidifier to get your PH level down to between 4 and 5. Feed the plant with some organic fertilizer in the spring and lightly in the fall.

Excellent. Thank you so much