Preparing an area for planting blueberries

Asked July 27, 2017, 10:21 PM EDT

We have an area on the south side of our house with slightly raised beds (about 5 to 6 inches above ground level); soil in the beds is more silty/sandy and drains well. I planted a cover crop of red clover in the beds last fall, and it survived the winter. After I turned it under in the spring, I planted annual flowers in the beds; they do not need any fertilizer. How should I amend the soil this fall if I want to plant 3 smaller variety blueberry bushes next spring? The space would be suitable for bushes that get no larger than 3 feet in any direction.

Multnomah County Oregon blueberries

1 Response

Thanks for your question about growing blueberries. Here is a link to an excellent OSU Extension article on that subject. Hope you find it helpful. Good luck!