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Zone Orlando florida zone 9 | Cwolpe added on May 18, 2018 | Answered

I live on zone 9. I bought the plant from a nusery/tree company. It says on the package earlyblue plant and appears to be a piece of root that can be planted and grow into a nice bush. At least thats what i thought. I have the plant in a nice size terra cotta pot with good a mixed soil consisting og miricale grow soil and mushroom compost. I have always wantes to have some fruit bushes and thought id start with the blueberry bush. Well i have had it plantes for approximatley 8 weeks . And nothing. No growth. Help please..

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BushDoctor
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Answered on May 19, 2018

MiracleGro will be the problem here. Blueberries are sensitive to nitrate fertilizers, and this mix is deadly for a blueberry plant. It would be best to use an inert soil with specific blueberry feed, or pre-bagged blueberry mix.

Blueberry feed will contain ammonium sulfate, not ammonium nitrate.

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