2nd October 2019

goodhousekeeping
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Are blueberries hard to grow?

A second key to success is the soil. Blueberries demand soil quite different from that enjoyed by most other garden plants. For blueberries to thrive, the soil must be well aerated, moist, very high in humus, and—most important of all—very acidic. These conditions are not, however, difficult to create.

Besides, what is the best soil for blueberries?

Blueberries prefer acidic soils. A fail-safe way to grow blueberries in almost any soil is to incorporate peat moss into the planting medium. For planting directly in the ground, work up a planting area approximately 2½ feet in diameter and 1 foot deep for each plant.

What soil to use for blueberries?

Growing acid-loving blueberries in containers, with an acid potting soil mix or a 50-50 mix of peat and potting soil, is a simple solution to that problem. In our video, Growing Blueberries, Tricia creates a container soil mix of half organic potting soil and half Coco Peat (a sustainable alternative to peat moss).

Can you grow blueberries in a raised bed?

Raised beds help blueberry plants produce more fruit. Blueberry bushes, which grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 3 to 9, have shallow roots that spread about 3 to 4 feet wide. The plants need well-draining, slightly acidic soil and direct sun to develop strong fruiting canes.
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