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Blueberries in pine bark vs other bark

10 years ago

The last couple of days I've been cutting and splitting wood for next winter. Mostly maple, but some other varieties as well. While splitting, a lot of stray bark accumulates.

Has anyone tried chopped bark from other than pine, to use as a soil supplement for growing blueberries? I'm thinking that the main reason for using pine bark is that pine is the main commercially harvested wood. It's what is available to be bagged.

The past 2 years, I've been putting maple and popple bark in the bottom of planters to aid in drainage. It has worked very well for that purpose. Now I'm wondering about using it for "in ground" blueberries.

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