Blueberry Bushes

Organic Minerals for Blueberries

Anonymous added on February 19, 2014 | Answered

My blueberry plants exhibit iron and magnesium deficiency. We amended the soil pH and used an organic fertilizer last year. We want to keep our plants certified organic. I know that berries need a lot of minerals, but I don`t how to find just what minerals to use and if they would be considered organic. I used a foliar seaweed/epsom salt mix last fall to try to keep them healthy and some still lost leaves. I would like to know what to use this spring to keep them healthy and growing.

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Answered on February 19, 2014

Really, your best bet is adding good amounts of compost, as this will have a wide variety of minerals and nutrients the plants need. You may want to look into making compost tea. This article will help with that:

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