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Old 04-29-2015, 12:05 PM
 
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What do you feed your blueberries and raspherries?
I have several blueberries and they're not looking as good as those you can buy in the store right now. My raspberries had to be moved a couple of years back and mostly died.....they're now starting back up and i want to give them a boost.

I know i need to give them food good for acid loving plants....but can someone recommend a specific product please?


ps. our soil is terrible in the area we live in (northern VA). Mostly clay.....
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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blueberries are in the same family as azalea. The local big box store has azalea fertilizer and typically easy to find.

You could also try to acidify your bed (but check your PH first). Get some sphagnum peat moss and cover the bed like it's mulch. You could even try to pour some flat soda in your watering can (just something I read recently). The sugar will help the soil microbes grow and the acid will help the PH. Don't overdo the sugar to any bed. ie don't exceed 12oz soda per gallon of water.

put some Epsom salt on the bed too.
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Old 04-29-2015, 02:26 PM
 
Location: SC
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I had the same issue with my blueberries.

Used coffee grounds can be used around them to up the acid in the soil.
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