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Strawberry!!

I plucked and ate the first whole, ripe strawberry from the back patch today. Yaaay!

On a sadder note, it seems like another one of my blueberry bushes is dying. Waaah!

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weofodthignen
May. 8th, 2004 07:02 pm (UTC)
Wow, what mixed auspices ... poor blueberry bush :-(

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redsonja
May. 9th, 2004 07:31 am (UTC)
Save dem berries!!!
Blueberry bushes need a HUGE amount of acidity and do best in sandy soil. They are very demanding on the soil, from what I was reading, and need to be fertilized heavily in successive years. Get with a nursery and find out what you need to be giving them. I think what you will end up being told is that you need to find some seriously acidic fertilizer. (The only reason I know this is I was researching raising blueberries myself at one point...)

I will also hereby exhibit a certain amount of unmitigated drooling envy that you get to grow them at all. My place doesn't get the sunshine for it.
ravan
May. 9th, 2004 11:54 am (UTC)
Re: Save dem berries!!!
I've been giving them acidic fertilizer. I'm wondering if the soil just isn't draining well. I mixed a lot of peat into the soil, and I may have to do more. I also need to bed them in with the pine mulch I bought. They seem to want a little water every day, and I missed a few days...
jilara
May. 10th, 2004 03:40 pm (UTC)
I tried raising blueberry bushes once, in coastal central California. Even with acid and sandy soil, they died. I am convinced that blueberries just don't like California. (My suspicion is that they need acidic, sandy soil, but with LOTS AND LOTS of water, not a California thing.)
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