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Post  alijoefam5 on 5/11/2010, 11:05 pm

I live in zone 9 (Houston Texas). I would like to plant a blue berry bush this summer. Can I plant them in Mel's Mix or do I have to plant it in acidic soil? Will it survive if I put it in Mels Mix?
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Re: blueberries

Post  camprn on 5/11/2010, 11:12 pm

Blueberries require a low pH. see here
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Post  Chopper on 5/12/2010, 12:04 am

I would think that if you included an azalea compost mix it would do the trick - add that to the mel's mix. A pine needle mulch is also helpful.

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Post  new2this on 5/12/2010, 8:23 am

I recently planted blueberries and they look pretty good so far.
I used finely shredded pine mulch, peat moss, and humus ( not manure-based compost).
It is suggested to use those ingredients in a 1:1:1 ratio.
I did throw some vermiculite in mine, but not as much as what's in Mel's mix.
I think Mel's mix may work fine (?), but the key is to have a very low pH.
Azalea mix would be good too.

If you mulch around the bush, use pine bark/mulch to keep acidity low.

I read to pick all the flowers the first yr....man, it's killin' me! I do want strong, healthy plants (especially since they must survive a MN winter) but I also want to enjoy the blueberries too! Oh well, hopefully my sacrifice will pay off next yr. But, I can barely keep up......there are so many flowers it's unbelievable. And I have dwarf varieties...only 18-24" tall.

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Post  aspiegardner on 5/12/2010, 2:19 pm

to lower the ph naturally try spaghum peat moss, pine pellets or coffee grounds. Mine is thriving in an sfg with adjusted soil/compost.

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Post  Josh on 5/12/2010, 4:54 pm

I'm trying blueberries too this year, they have their own SFGs and I have done all those things mentioned and they are doing good so far!
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