feeding blueberry bushes

CarternKYAugust 3, 2012

I have about 11 blueberry bushes that I need to mulch. I would like to do it this month but want to add an inch of compost around each plant first. I know that with fertilizers there are certain times you should and should not side dress. Does it matter when I sidedress with compost? Is it going to cause extra growth at a weird time or anything?

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Bradybb(wa8)

What is the reason for composting the Blueberry bushes? Brady

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 10:45PM
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riverman1

I wouldn't think adding compost at any time would be bad. I would add more than a couple inches tho........I put about 4-6 around mine this spring. I used a combination of pine needles and peat moss. If you have pine bark that would be even better. I have noticed that it's really helped keep the soil around the plants cooler this summer......under the compost it's always nice and cool.

RM

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 10:57PM
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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

Agree, as long as the compost is acidic. Sounds like you are talking more about mulch than compost.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2012 at 11:52PM
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