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Q.Soil For Blueberry Plant

Zone UK England | sylviawoolley2000@gmail.com added on April 12, 2020 | Answered

I have my first blueberry plant and not sure if I need to repot it yet. If I do is it necessary to use all ericaceous compost or can I use multipurpose compost for the time being? I am not able to go out with the Stay Home rule so should I order some online? Thank you

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Answered on April 12, 2020

No, standard mixes will kill a blueberry VERY fast.

Even acidic mixes can container nitrates, which will kill off blueberries. The soil needs to be meant for blueberries. (Blueberry soils contain ammonium sulphate rather than ammonium nitrate.)

If it is not labeled as a blueberry soil, then I don't recommend using it. This is especially true in container, where most blueberries will have a very hard time staying alive without absolute perfect care.

I would recommend as much research on blueberry care as you can. There is a lot to know about caring for them, and even more to know if you are attempting to grow them in container.

Here are some articles that will help:



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