Blueberries

Asked April 29, 2014, 6:36 PM EDT

One more question following my first question about tomatoes. I have three blueberry plants which also seem to be struggling. They were planted in 2010. They have produced a few berries which are quite good, but I feel the plants are way too small. I took some soil and had it tested and find the ph is 6.6. I looked on your website and it says ideal ph for blueberries is 4.5 - 5.5. However it indicates the soil should be amended before the plants are put in. My question, is there anything I can do now to save these plants? I understood from the website that it takes a good six months for the finely ground elemental sulfer to work into the ideal soil for these berries. Also, when the instructions say 3.5 - 4.5 lbs S/100 sq. ft. I'm not sure what that means. How much would that be per plant? Thank you so much for taking my questions. Phyllis

Multnomah County Oregon blueberries

1 Response

Thank you for using ask an expert.
Here is more information for blueberries http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/jspui/bitstream/1957/12202/1/ec1304.pdf
And for your soil http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/19772/ec1585-e.pdf
Here is information about fertilizer and amendments http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/19239/ec1503.pdf
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