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Keeping soil acid for blueberries

Kim Ladin
13 years ago

Hi fruit folks,

I'm hoping to plant a bunch of blueberries in my little home garden this year. I'll need to do raised beds and containers to give them the acid soil they need (soil around here is not naturally acid).

I'd like to reduce the amount of outside resources (peat, etc.) I use to keep my blueberries happy. So, any ideas what other plants or resources I could use to feed the soil over time? What about all my neighbors' used Christmas trees? If I turn them into mulch, will those work like pine needles to help keep the soil acid? Are there other plants I should grow to use as mulch or compost for the blueberries?

Thanks!

Kim in Campbell, CA

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