What's your question? Ask


Q.Poor Growth Of Newly Planted Roses And Blueberries- Wondering About Soil

Zone Fairhaven 02719 | Anonymous added on August 26, 2022 | Answered

Planted in late June in new beds 2 rose bushes- thrips were diagnosed and we’ve been treating- but hardly any blooms in total. Zinnia border plants didn’t thrive and were eaten. Blueberries planted in another new bed in May- for early and midsummer berries. No berries but more importantly no real growth. Also lost basil and zinnias in this bed. Finally, my perennials in my older bed were great this summer, but annuals struggled or died- in fact my zucchini plant flowered beautifully but ‘aborted’ its only fruit early. ( Lots of issues!)

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 10, 2022

Was your soil enriched with compost when the beds were first constructed? Do you occasionally fertilize per the specifics of the plants? Since you're having widespread problems, I suggest getting a soil sample and finding out what nutrients the soil lacks as well as the soil pH. Blueberries need very acidic soil to thrive, for example.

These articles should help:







Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert