Blueberry bed prep. - Knowledgebase Question

Lake Zurich, Il
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Question by amayaalfredo
October 14, 2010
I need to lower the PH on this bed, any idea how? Thank you


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Answer from NGA
October 14, 2010
You can amend the bed with peat moss which is acidic and will help lower the pH. If the soil is extremely alkaline (do a soil test - if it's over 7.0, you can apply elemental sulfur to the soil to help lower the pH in addition to the peat moss). You'll need to reapply the peat moss on an annual basis to maintain a low pH (blueberries are happy with a 4.5 to 5.5 pH). Best wishes with your blueberries!

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