Last of the too low ph Blueberry Plants
Okay, I'm down to the last plant that needs to be flushed. It's a Alapaha Rabbiteye and it's in a raised bed. The ph is reading 3.2 to 3.7 depending on where in the bed I take the reading from. There is defiantly a lock out going on here and If I don't do something pretty quick I'm afraid I'm going to lose it. The roots have not spread very much at all past the original rootball as you can see in the pictures, maybe 4 inches at the most. It's been in the bed since last Feb! The roots should have spread to at least half of the bed to this point from compairing to my other rabbit eye right next to it planted at the same time. So here is my plan!!! Since flushing really isnt effective in a raised bed (the acid just settles to the bottom of the bed) situation I want to remove the plant, rinse as much if the soil from the root ball as possible, remove half the soil from the bed and replace with something like cotton burr compost and mix it all up then recheck the ph. Once I get it right just replant! Any thoughts or suggestions? Maybe I could wait untill it's dormant but I want to take a chance of lossing it.