Blueberries - Knowledgebase Question

Pompton Lakes, NJ
Question by mfalv
March 14, 1998
I have tried to grow blueberries near the foundation of my house and each time they died shortly after planting. Am I doing anything wrong? What can I do to improve my chances if I try again? They were planted with full sun exposure.


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Answer from NGA
March 14, 1998

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than berries. About a month after planting apply a fertilizer designed for "acid-loving" plants (like rhododendrons) in a circle 15-18 inches from the plant. In later years you can feed them again after bud-break.

Hopefully, this will get those blueberries back in your garden plan. Before we moved, I used to have blueberries in my foundation plantings. I loved the red branches in winter and the berries were wonderful.

When you're ready for a "crash course" in pruning come visit us again!
than berries. About a month after planting apply a fertilizer designed for "acid-loving" plants (like rhododendrons) in a circle 15-18 inches from the plant. In later years you can feed them again after bud-break.

Hopefully, this will get those blueberries back in your garden plan. Before we moved, I used to have blueberries in my foundation plantings. I loved the red branches in winter and the berries were wonderful.

When you're ready for a "crash course" in pruning come visit us again!

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