How Do I Know if My Soil is the Correct Acidity for Blueberry Plants?
Blueberry plants thrive best in soils that have a PH level of about 5.0. While containerized blueberry plants can enjoy the perfect soil environment if the proper mix is used, we recommend soil samples first for any ground installations. Taking a proper soil sample for blueberry planting will be important. Soil Samples can be taken directly to most local County Farm Extension offices and the cost is minimal. Once you have received your reading along with it’s recommendations, you are ready for your blueberry plant soil preparation.
If your soil PH is too high, granulated sulfur can be used to adjust the PH. Your soil test specific for growing blueberries will tell you how much sulfur needs to be applied if your PH is too high. You have to be very careful applying sulfur; too much can harm or kill blueberry plants. Sulfur needs to be applied 60-90 days prior to planting. Otherwise, only a very small amount can be applied around the plants at a time. Peat Moss is the perfect PH for blueberries, so adding it to your soil is helpful. You will occasionally want to check the PH of the soil in the area in which your blueberry bushes are planted and adjust it as necessary. It is extremely important you have the correct PH for any blueberry project. Become familiar with your choice of a good organic publication or conventional publication as a handy reference.