making acidic compost - Knowledgebase Question

sanjose, Ca
Question by nanda_j
April 22, 2010
Hi I recently planted two blueberry bushes in the ground.(1.7gallon plant)This is approximately 1 foot high and already have blueberry. I have normal worm compost which I wanted to make acidic for these shrub plant.Is adding the vinegar in regular worm compost will solve this purpose.If yes how I should do this in what proportin.

Answer from NGA
April 22, 2010


If you're making worm compost, don't add vinegar - it can kill the worms and might damage your plants. Instead, go ahead and make your compost then mix in some peat moss just before you use it around the base of your plant. Peat moss is very acidic and it's organic. Rotted manure is something worms like to live in and it's a perfect mulch for blueberries. Don't add anything to it.

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