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Q.Very Young Blueberry Plants I Planted a Month Ago

rpsett added on May 12, 2011 | Answered

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.

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Answered on May 12, 2011

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:

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