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Topic by MsDebbieP posted 04-02-2011 02:21 PM 3100 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

04-02-2011 02:21 PM

Topic tags/keywords: plant info gateway blueberries

This is a GATEWAY to everything posted at GardenTenders.com tagged as “BLUEBERRIES”

Feel free to add any info (technical or practical) here as well.

-PLANT INFO MASTER LIST http://gardentenders.com/topics/1678

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)



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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3876 days
hardiness zone 5b

04-02-2011 02:30 PM

Blueberries require:
  • Full Sun
  • Acidic Soil (Pine needles and sawdust are great mulch components)
  • Protection from winter winds
  • Consistent watering throughout the growing season
Some other tips I’ve gathered:
  • Midwinter temperature fluctuations and cold can severely injure or kill both flower buds and young branches, deep snowcover throughout the winter will help insulate the plants and reduce the extent of winter injury.
    - Immediately remove any weeds which grow through the mulch since broadleaf weeds and grasses compete strongly with blueberries for moisture and nutrients. Never allow weeds to produce seed

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

04-10-2011 10:03 AM

I’ve recently read (in several locations) to bury banana peels around blueberry bushes. They are a well-balanced fertilizer and are high in potassium.

Don’t add eggshells to blueberry mulch because they will raise the acidity and you don’t want that.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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MsDebbieP

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hardiness zone 5b

04-11-2011 03:06 AM

it was pointed out to me that I was wrong about the eggshells… (well, the website that I read had wrong information).

this is from another site: Adding eggshells will eventually help reduce the soil’s acidity but will not make your soil alkaline.

I’m so confused :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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