blueberries..fertilization and production

Asked November 26, 2016, 1:37 PM EST

I have had a number of blueberry plants in my yard for the last 5+ years but they have shown little growth and produce few blueberries. The plants are in clay soil but I amend it yearly with compost. They are in sun until about 3 or 4 oclock. Any suggestions? When should I fertilize them? Thanks.

Multnomah County Oregon blueberries home gardening small fruits

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Blueberries are a favorite of northwest gardener, in part, because they’re prolific producers. Blueberries are likely to produce abundant yields when fertilized on a regular basis, starting early in the spring.

“Growing Blueberries in Your Home Garden” describes the fundamentals of growing, training, and pruning blueberries: https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/ec1304.pdf. And, in case you need it, here’s an excellent video: “How to Prune a Blueberry Bush” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm6ZfpGy5oQ