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Name: Torri Sageman
Salt lake city (Zone 5a)
CinderSage
Jun 5, 2020 5:25 PM CST
I have a young blueberry bush and I noticed today that the bottom leaves are almost all brown and crunchy and the upper leaves are developing brown spots. The soil is fertilized with fruit fertilizer and it is moist. I live in utah where it is currently windy and warm (about 80F). Can anyone give me a suggestion on what I should do or what may be wrong?



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Name: Big Bill
Livonia, Michigan (Zone 6a)
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BigBill
Jun 5, 2020 6:05 PM CST
Blueberries like a deep, rich, well draining soil. They like to grow with around 6 hours of sun.
They need a soil acidity of around 5.2 -5.8.
I planted mine in deep, wide holes. The hole was as deep as the nursery pot and twice as wide. I backfilled with an equal mixture of soil, peatmoss and potting soil with a half cup of Hollytone. I have since ordered a soil acidifier.
After planting I got about a dozen blueberries last year on five plants. This year see image.
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This year my 5 plants have about 300 berries on them.
So instead of answering your question, I told you what I have done in 14 months. Evaluate what you are doing and compare. I think that you will gain some valuable insight!
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