Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td][table style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"][tr][td align="left"][/td][td align="left" background="http://i32.servimg.com/u/f32/14/92/49/47/ndtzf410.gif" bgcolor="black"][/td][td align="left"][/td][/tr][tr][td align="left" bgcolor="#000000"][/td][td width="390" height= "" align="left" bgcolor="#000000"]
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][td align="left" bgcolor="#000000"][/td][/tr][tr][td align="left"][/td][td align="left" background="http://i32.servimg.com/u/f32/14/92/49/47/k39hxs10.gif" bgcolor="#000000"][/td][td align="left"][/td][/tr][/table]
[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Old roots
by sanderson Today at 3:59 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Today at 3:50 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by newbeone Today at 3:34 pm

» Worm Tube?
by sanderson Today at 3:32 pm

» Jaffa's garden - year one
by RC3291 Today at 3:16 pm

» Geezer's 17
by TNGeezer Today at 1:58 pm

» Hello from SE Michigan
by countrynaturals Today at 11:33 am

» Volunteer Lettuce?
by TNGeezer Today at 9:23 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Today at 8:54 am

» Ants.
by TNGeezer Today at 8:52 am

» New England April 2017
by CapeCoddess Today at 6:39 am

» to solarize, or not...I'm torn
by dstack Today at 6:01 am

» Pallet Wacking
by sanderson Today at 3:13 am

» Sub Irrigation Planter
by sanderson Today at 3:07 am

» EWWWWW.........bugs and stuff...good or not so good?
by sanderson Today at 2:54 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in April 2017?
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:31 pm

» April 2015: What to plant in No. California/Central Valley area
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Yesterday at 8:22 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 7:17 pm

» garden ready need better weather
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 7:09 pm

» N & C Midwest: April 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 5:58 pm

» Mel's Mix shows it is worth its weight in gold
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:10 pm

» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by RoOsTeR Yesterday at 2:33 pm

» Please comment on the plant layout for 2017
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 9:06 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by TNGeezer Yesterday at 8:57 am

» cucumber beetles
by BeetlesPerSqFt 4/23/2017, 7:48 pm

» Amaranth
by countrynaturals 4/23/2017, 6:06 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard 4/23/2017, 5:09 pm

» First of the Season
by newbeone 4/23/2017, 4:49 pm

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by Turan 4/23/2017, 1:22 pm

» Has anyone tried 13 per square?
by Turan 4/23/2017, 12:04 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Blueberry question! Hello Im brand new to this site!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Blueberry question! Hello Im brand new to this site!

Post  Jonathan on 2/21/2014, 5:02 pm

Hi I read All New Square foot gardening thoroughly and will be attempting my first garden this spring...
 Is it possible to grow a blueberry bush via this method?
 I have a blueberry bush in a large pot from last season.... I love blueberries and want to know the most effective way to grow them and how to take care of them properly.
 Any advice will be welcomed!
 Blueberries are one of the best anti oxidants in the world and they also happen to taste great!
Thank you in Advance
Jonathan
avatar
Jonathan

Posts : 1
Join date : 2014-02-21
Age : 53
Location : 08901

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Blueberry question! Hello Im brand new to this site!

Post  Marc Iverson on 2/21/2014, 6:49 pm

You'll need to acidify your Mel's Mix or else buy already acidified soil, which is widely available. Blueberries thrive in quite acidic soil, the type few vegetables do well in. Even if vegetables survive in such acidic soil, they will have problems with nutrient uptake. But blueberries are well-adapted to it.

You may do well to consider the benefits of things that enhance soil structure and water or air retention, like vermiculite and perlite. My understanding is that they are biologically neutral. They help MM and they might help an acid soil mix as well, depending on its composition. You might want to check out your local university's agricultural extension program for more specific advice, including which blueberries are best adapted to your area.
avatar
Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3638
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 55
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Blueberry question! Hello Im brand new to this site!

Post  littlejo on 2/22/2014, 2:28 pm

Hi Jonathan
Welcome to SFG and the forum!
I don't know what area of the country/world you are in. I'm in South Carolina. The normal soil here is acidic somewhat. When I planted my blueberries, I dug a hole for the bush, then I mixed peat moss and compost to put back in the hole. I didn't add the vermiculite, for it is good in the beds, but it is for keeping the soil/mm workable. But since you shouldn't move the bush. Plant, then pile pine needles, pine mulch, acidic stuff under bush for mulch and you're good to go, unless your normal ground is very alkaline, then you may have to get something to help keep it acidic.
My blueberries are budding out!
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

When to prune?

Post  treefrog62 on 3/10/2014, 1:51 pm

Hi Jo,
I noticed that my blueberry bush is also budding out now (in NC), and now I'm concerned that I waited too long to prune. I thought I read somewhere to prune in the spring, but if it's started to bud, is pruning now going to be bad? I've only had this bush for a couple of years, and I pruned it once in the fall, I think after the first year.
avatar
treefrog62

Female Posts : 20
Join date : 2013-01-23
Location : North Carolina

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Blueberry question! Hello Im brand new to this site!

Post  littlejo on 3/10/2014, 5:58 pm

Since you waited too late(for it is budding out,yea) prune after berries come off, which may be in the fall. I always prune after berries come off because, (fertilize too) I cannot seem to catch the last of winter. Here we had an ice storm, and had 70deg days in the same week! 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: Blueberry question! Hello Im brand new to this site!

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