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Alexander0329
May 12, 2020 1:39 AM CST
I have planted some blueberries in my garden. I have used 50% miracle gro potting mix and 50% peat moss. I have been wondering if its ok if I used the Miracle Gro Potting mix in the ground instead of garden soil? Should I replant my blueberries with different soil?
This potting mix also has drainage control.
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BigBill
May 12, 2020 3:23 AM CST
They should be fine. Just remember that they like acidic soil. So you'll need some type of soil acidifier.
You need to get down to 5.3-5.7 or so!
My five bushes that I planted last year had a great year. They doubled in size and have triple the number of flowers this year compared to last.
Dont let them dry out too much.
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Alexander0329
May 12, 2020 10:38 AM CST
Thanks for the reply. Is peat moss not enough to bring the acidity down?
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BigBill
May 12, 2020 11:13 AM CST
No it is not.
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Alexander0329
May 12, 2020 11:15 AM CST
What else would you suggest adding?
Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Region: United States of America Critters Allowed Growing under artificial light Echinacea Hostas Region: Michigan
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BigBill
May 12, 2020 11:20 AM CST
On mine I used one third native soil, one third peat moss and one third potting soil.
I add 1/2 cup of soil acidifier.
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