Asked May 13, 2019, 10:35 AM EDT

We have tired and tired to grow blueberries, failing year after year. The raspberries in the same area are doing great, but the blueberry bushes die off. What are we doing wrong

Monroe County Michigan blueberries

3 Responses

Usually the soil pH in a home garden is too high. Most gardens are between 6.5 and 7 and most plants do well in neutral soils. Blueberries like an acid soil with a pH of 5.
Look at this article and see if the picture looks familiar.

Thank you for locating this article. This has been a common question in the Monroe County Extension office lately. We have been suggesting soil testing for everyone. I'll be sure to share this as well.

I have more info for blueberry home plantings