Putting sulfur in hole with blueberry plant

Asked April 28, 2020, 10:12 PM EDT

I plan to plant some Star blueberry's tommorow, but my soil is 6.2 pH. My plan is to mix some sulfur with the dirt under the plant, then put some peat between the sulfur and plant, then after planting sprinkle more sulfur around plant and then cover with pine bark. Questions are: will this be safe for plant? How much to use? How long before I see a reduction in pH?

Jeff Davis County Georgia

1 Response

I would mix very little sulfur in the soil.
Do not expect it to work quickly and don't keep it wet.
I think you might be better served mixing peat moss half and half with your soil.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/soil_test_before_you_plant_blueberries
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here link at the end to more information on using sulfur and the amount to use