soil preparation for planting blueberries

Asked December 10, 2016, 10:25 AM EST

HI! I would like to plant a few highbush blueberries. Can I bring in samples of my garden for soil testing at this time of year?

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Good morning,
It's important to know your soil pH prior to planting. Ideal pH is 4.5-5.2 which is acidic compared to our native KY soil. Fall is the best time to test soil. Follow recommendations prior to planting. Campbell County residents receive free soil test from our office here in Highland Heights. For more information about growing blueberries in KY, refer to UK publication: http://www2.ca.uky.edu/agcomm/pubs/ho/ho60/ho60.pdf