Can you recommend an easy way to mix soil for blueberries to grow in a pot....

Asked July 20, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

Can you recommend an easy way to mix soil for blueberries to grow in a pot. The soil in my garden is 7.2ph. Can use potting soil or partial garden soil and amend it, what ingredients would require this? The pots would be buried to overwinter. Thank you very much.

Sherburne County Minnesota

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You can go to our website compare cedar-apple rust to apple scab. http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/diagnose/plant/fruit/apple/leavesspots.html. It looks like Cedar-Apple Rust. Gymnosporangium juniperi-virginiana. For more information http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/apple-pest-management/cedar-apple-rust/ The majority of cedar-apple rust infections come from nearby red cedars. Look for gelatinous orange tentacled galls on nearby cedars or junipers. Remove the round woody galls with orange horns in spring to prevent the spread of spores.


I am sorry that I sent you the cedar apple rust response by mistake. This is the recipe for 15 inches deep by 24 inches wide by 48 inches long. Fill with a soil mixture of 4 bushels well-rotted sawdust, leaf mold, or peat; 2 bushels loam soil; and 2 cups wettable sulfur. http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/blueberries-for-home-landscapes/index.html Water the container with rain water. Tap water is often very alkaline and may raise the soil pH over time.