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
» Jimmys new SFG beds in development.
by Kelejan Today at 2:16 am

» 6 or 12 inch box for growing cherry tomatoes?
by Kelejan Today at 2:00 am

» Hi From Boise, Idaho!
by Kelejan Today at 1:54 am

» CANADIAN REGION:what are you doing in April 2018?
by Kelejan Today at 1:50 am

» Ground Cherries
by sanderson Today at 12:00 am

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:52 pm

» who has chickens
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:51 pm

» Trellis for Hardy Kiwi & Berries
by Turan Yesterday at 11:22 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2018
by sanderson Yesterday at 11:06 pm

» N&C Midwest - April 2018–Snuck up on me!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:47 pm

» SUGA 2018
by SQWIB Yesterday at 2:06 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by yolos Yesterday at 12:19 pm

» Drip system
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:22 am

» New England April 2018
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:08 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Ellen62 4/24/2018, 6:14 pm

» Bird baths with solar powered pump
by BeetlesPerSqFt 4/24/2018, 8:07 am

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 4/24/2018, 3:28 am

» Chickens and Composting
by countrynaturals 4/23/2018, 1:44 pm

» Salvia
by Judy McConnell 4/23/2018, 8:55 am

» Hi from Buffalo
by Nikko 4/22/2018, 4:24 pm

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by CapeCoddess 4/22/2018, 1:40 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by sanderson 4/22/2018, 2:27 am

» Adding Soil to Mel's Mix
by jimmy cee 4/21/2018, 11:24 pm

» Vermiculite on the out in Ontario?
by jimmy cee 4/21/2018, 11:12 pm

» I am still in Zone 5a
by RJARPCGP 4/21/2018, 7:30 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals 4/21/2018, 3:35 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 4/21/2018, 1:29 pm

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by sanderson 4/21/2018, 1:25 pm

» April Avatar: Spring is HERE!
by sanderson 4/20/2018, 4:18 pm

» Best drip system and timer?
by No_Such_Reality 4/20/2018, 12:59 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Blueberry question! Hello Im brand new to this site!

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 : 54
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 : 56
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 : 1558
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
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 : 1558
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 64
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

Back to top


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