Blueberry fertilizer options

riverman1February 14, 2013

Guys, I recently had a ph test done on about 6 of my 20 plants and the ph ranged from a low of 3.8 to a high of 5.0. I have used ammonium sulf in the past but given the low ph numbers I am seeing I think it would best to try something else this spring. I was thinking about a general purpose fertilizer like miracle grow but wondered what others might think.

Thanks,

RM

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Don't use anything loaded up with nitrates. I've read that Urea is good and doesn't lower the pH like ammonium sulfate.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 8:27PM
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Bradybb(wa8)

riverman,
I remember one of your posts last year about Fish/Kelp/Molasses.That shouldn't do too much at all to the pH. Brady

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 9:40PM
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ericwi

I am using Schultz's Plant Food, acidic formula, mixed at one tablespoon per 4 gallons of water, 4 applications per shrub per year, in March, April, May, & June, on each of our blueberry shrubs. This is a minimal amount, enough to feed the flowers and stimulate woody growth. Our shrubs are healthy & productive, but I am not seeing commercial yield level.

    Bookmark   February 14, 2013 at 9:44PM
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Chris-7b-GA(7b)

Another option that is cheap and easy to apply is cottonseed meal. I got a 40 lb. bag at a feed and seed store for around 25 dollars. I threw a few hand fulls on my 2 year old plants and they really perked up. Besides being cheap, cottonseed meal organic, slow release, will not burn the plants.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 7:22AM
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