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Q.Can I Plant Blueberries By Mixing Peat Moss With Clay Soil, Then Backfilling With Purely Peat Moss Very Generously Around The Root

Zone Co | nbnowak added on May 26, 2020 | Answered

s? Hey I’ve been building a garden out in Colorado, but the soil is very clay like and I want to plant blueberries! I’ve heard of people using peat moss bales out here which works well, however I don’t have space to bury peat moss bales in my yard due to fear of hitting sprinkler lines. I’ve already rototilled once, could I potentially rototill again but add peat moss into the soil and backfill with purely peat moss when transplanting? This way the ground has more peat moss composure but the soil touching the roots will be peat moss (would that make sense or is it way off?)

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Answered on May 27, 2020

It isn't going to yield the best results. You could achieve the proper soil pH in that fashion, but it will not be a complete nutrient profile. It is a good addition to a blueberry patch, but you will still need some nutrients. Here are some articles that will help:




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