Questions tagged [blueberries]
Flowering plants of genus Vaccinium; grown for their fruit.
Is it really important to give blueberry plants acidic soil?
I have two blueberry bushes which I planted at the end of the summer. Although I had read online that they prefer acidic soil, I didn't have the time to check the pH of our soil, and go out to buy ...
Why do blueberries need acidic soil?
I know that blueberries need soil in the range of ph 4-5, but no one ever says why they need the pH in that range. I've heard that it may be because of a lack of available iron at higher pH, and that ...
How can I safely transplant blueberry bushes planted in the spring before the winter hits?
If all goes according to plan, I will be moving this winter to another location. I currently have two blueberry bushes I planted last spring, purchased from Gurney's. I'm wondering what the ...
Why does my blueberry bush have brown/scorched leaves?
I recently purchased a dwarf Northsky blueberry bush from a mail order company. When I recieved it, roughly 15-20% of its leaves had the appearance of being burned or scorched; the bad leaves were ...
What are the best soil amendments for container grown blueberries?
What are the best soil amendments for blueberries grown in containers? What's the best mulch? Last year I used chopped leaves from a friend's landscaping job that is no longer around. I also ...
Is there anything I should avoid putting in compost that I am going to use for blueberries?
Is there anything I should avoid (or encourage) adding to compost that I am going to make to grow blueberries?
What part of the blueberry bush forms the blueberry?
Does anyone know what part of the blueberry bush turns into the actual berry? Is it the flower, the bud, or something else? What should I be looking for?