I planted my blueberry bushes 5 weeks ago. It is time to add fertilizer now. But I'm not sure which kind I should use. Can someone answer this for me? They are taking root and some leaves starting to come on now.
This article will help you with that:
I have been watering the bushes. This is their first year planted and it has been very dry. I also have been using a once-a-month acid fertilizer on them. What am I doing wrong?
I would pull back on the fertilizing. It may be burning the new roots that the plant is growing. Resume fertilizing when you see new growth.
The plant may also be in transplant shock. This article will help with that:
My Blueberry bushes are losing hundreds of small undeveloped berries. They're just falling off. I live in the west Georgia area where the soil is red, but ok. I have had many bumper years and this one started out well, until now. Any Ideas?
Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blueberries/blueberry-fertilizer.htm
I planted a collection of 3 young blueberry plants (early, midseason and late). I live in NC and did check acidity of soil. The plants are having their leaves chewed off (tip and sides) and I'm down to a twig here or there. I saw some small grasshoppers in the mulch. Could they be doing the damage? What should/can I do immediately to save these plants? Also, what fertilizer should I use and when should I apply? Thanks.
It is likely slug damage. They only come out at night so people often do not see them. This article will help you with the slugs:
This article will help you with the fertilizing:
We planted some blueberry bushes last year and this year they look pretty good with a lot of new growth and flowers on them. We have noticed, however, there is a web-like substance on them and some green worms. Also, some of the leaves are being chewed by the worms (assumed). We are trying not to use pesticides and would like some advice on what to do about these problems.
Fruitworms which attack blueberry plants are one of these fruit plants most serious and devastating insect pests. Once the blueberries become infested, there is no way to kill off the fruitworms which are inside. All infested fruits must be handpicked and destroyed so the fruitworms do not migrate to nearby plants. Generally, it is a good idea to spray the blueberry plants soon after the bloom, but before the blueberries grow to 1/4 inch in diameter. Using an insecticide which contains diazinon will often stave off the infestation. You should always repeat the initial application again in ten days.
I've been doing a lot of reading about lasagna gardening, and want to start one along the side of my garage and plant blueberry and raspberry bushes. I see that the soil must be very acidic. I have a large bag of pine bedding leftover from a hamster. Would this be ok to add into the layers to acidify the soil?
Yes, you can add the pine bedding to the soil. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/raise-acid-level-soil.htm
My bushes are very big and tall (12 feet). They have never been pruned. I want to cut them down to the ground and let them grow back. Will that kill them?
Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blueberries/blueberry-plant-pruning.htm