Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Red plastic tomato trays, anyone?
by CapeCoddess Today at 5:15 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by trolleydriver Today at 4:38 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 3:59 pm

» Plans for 2017 revisited
by Judy McConnell Today at 1:48 pm

» What won't you grow next year or are still trying to grow??
by countrynaturals Today at 1:13 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 1:08 pm

» New England June 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 12:59 pm

» It's Kefir Time
by hammock gal Today at 12:15 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by herblover Today at 11:22 am

» Does the SFG concept work for perennials?
by Judy McConnell Today at 8:30 am

» Questions on vegetable plants that require vertical support
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:10 am

» Baby Food
by sanderson Today at 4:56 am

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by sanderson Today at 4:39 am

» Pepper argument who's right
by sanderson Today at 4:04 am

» What to Grow through Very Hot Summers
by countrynaturals Today at 1:24 am

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 9:27 pm

» Terrace Garden in Ontario, Canada
by Fiz Yesterday at 7:49 pm

» who has chickens
by llama momma Yesterday at 6:59 pm

» Watering
by GloriaG Yesterday at 2:30 pm

» Today's Harvest
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:22 pm

» Question About Strawberries
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 7:37 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by countrynaturals 6/24/2017, 10:15 pm

» A First Time SFG in Canada
by Kelejan 6/24/2017, 9:34 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Fiz 6/24/2017, 9:04 pm

» Love My Dust Buster
by sanderson 6/24/2017, 3:51 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 6/24/2017, 3:45 pm

» 2017 corn pictures
by sanderson 6/24/2017, 3:03 pm

» Kombucha
by CapeCoddess 6/24/2017, 2:36 pm

» has55's R & D Journey
by has55 6/24/2017, 1:40 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by Kelejan 6/24/2017, 12:50 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Berry Bushes

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Berry Bushes

Post  B00kemdano on 3/8/2012, 1:53 pm

I'm thinking about putting in some blue / black / raspberry bushes along my property line.

I have a south facing row of fairly old pine trees, and I thought I'd put the berry bushes between them so they'd get plenty of sun.

Questions:
-Is it true that pine needles will add to the acidity of the soil? I was reading that fruit bearing bushes prefer a more acidic soil, so planting them beneath the pine trees might be helpful.

-Can I use MM in the hole where I want to plant my berry bushes to help them get established, or is this a waste of MM?

-I read about evergreen blueberries. Are there any drawbacks to evergreen berry bushes?

Smile
avatar
B00kemdano

Male Posts : 131
Join date : 2012-02-12
Age : 44
Location : Huntsville, AL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Berry Bushes

Post  littlejo on 3/8/2012, 4:26 pm

You are right, under the pines is a perfect place for them.

I put my whole garden under a big pine tree, to help with the severe heat.

We moved our bushes closer to the garden this yr. We left out the vermiculite, for you won't be needing loose soil. We used a mix of compost, peat, and mixed in some pine needles and smashed some pine cones in the hole. We then put weed cloth with pine straw on top. I didn't want to have to do any weeding.



Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Berry Bushes

Post  B00kemdano on 3/8/2012, 9:03 pm

Thanks, Jo!

We have a pretty big yard, and we want a hedge under those pine trees, so I plan to plant a bunch of berry bushes and just let them do their thing. Hopefully they'll get so big, we'll never have a shortage of berries again. Very Happy
avatar
B00kemdano

Male Posts : 131
Join date : 2012-02-12
Age : 44
Location : Huntsville, AL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Berry Bushes

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum