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How to grow blueberries and cranberries


Discover how to create and maintain acid soil conditions for growing blueberries and cranberries, with Chris Beardshaw's step-by-step video advice.

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lancslad 24/11/2011 at 15:27

wish i had watched this before planting !

ml1627kf 24/11/2011 at 15:28

Just subscribed to the site and finding this to be very helpful. Planted a blueberry bush last year in a pot but didn't know it likes acid soil. Any suggestion....?

Jinxycat 24/11/2011 at 15:29

This explains a lot - what a useful video!

pybarlow 17/03/2012 at 08:16

I'm glad I looked at this video before I planted out my blueberries. I now know what is the best for them. Thanks.

Paul-H 29/04/2012 at 16:47

I’ve just purchased four ‘blueberry’ plants all of differing varieties which will help in their cross pollination, which in turn will hopefully increase their fruit yield when they become mature. My garden soil isn’t acid enough for me to plant out directly into my garden so I’m going to pot them up into pots increasing pot size as they grow larger, and of course remembering to use fresh ericaceous soil each time. After doing some research it does seem that you can use tap water as long as you replenish the ericaceous soil maybe every two years. This might seem like a lot of hard work but the result will be worth this extra effort because you’ll be rewarded with some lovely healthy ripe blueberries. With lots of mulching to keep the roots from drying out and to help retain moisture. This is all new to me so it’s going to be a little bit of trail and error as I go....fingers crossed.

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