When to fertilize blueberries ?

pharmachadMarch 30, 2014

Ok I already fertilized before the buds emerged.
When do you fertilize again ? Do you wait
Until after you pick the berries or do you
fertilize again before berries are ripe?

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Bradybb WA-Zone8

I usually start fertilizing when new shoot growth starts happening and keep it going,once a month through July. Brady

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 12:21AM
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drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

I do the same except give 1/4 strength once a week. Also through July. Then no more.
Some exceptions. I have two new plants sitting here, and they just started leafing out, actually too early for here, so bringing them inside (it's freezing out right now 29 F).
I don't plan to fertilize until I place them outside permanently.
Cara's Choice is coming in tomorrow (Yeah!).
I have
Toro
Liberty
chandler'>Chandler
Southmoon
Sweetcrisp
Legacy
Cara's Choice

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 1:19AM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)
    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 1:34AM
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bamboo_rabbit(9A Inverness FL)

Mine are fertilized weekly on plants that I want to grow taller. I only give them nitrogen though. Mine only had one application of P&K last year.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 7:30AM
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hidesertca(8)

Is cottonseed meal a good fertilizer to use once a month for container blueberries?

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 2:31PM
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MrClint

My regimen runs along the lines of Bradybb. Not sure which fertilizer he is using, I'm using Dr. Earth Organic Acid Lovers Fertilizer.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 2:40PM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

I'd use cottonseed meal if I could find it. Haven't tried hard enough to locate but I think it would be good.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 3:40PM
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MrClint

I'm seeing more and more of the organic seed meals, alfalfa meal and such at the local nurseries. Cotton seed meal is the top ingredient listed in the Dr. Earth Organic Acid Lovers Fertilizer formulation.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 11:08PM
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sandiego4s

Does anyone worry about the arsenic containing pesticide used in cotton farm? I read several times online about this related to cotton seed meal.

This post was edited by sandiego4s on Tue, Apr 1, 14 at 14:30

    Bookmark   April 1, 2014 at 12:56PM
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