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When to fertilize blueberries ?

Posted by PharmaChad 9 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 30, 14 at 22:02

Ok I already fertilized before the buds emerged.
When do you fertilize again ? Do you wait
Until after you pick the berries or do you
fertilize again before berries are ripe?


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RE: When to fertilize blueberries ?

I usually start fertilizing when new shoot growth starts happening and keep it going,once a month through July. Brady


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RE: When to fertilize blueberries ?

I do the same except give 1/4 strength once a week. Also through July. Then no more.
Some exceptions. I have two new plants sitting here, and they just started leafing out, actually too early for here, so bringing them inside (it's freezing out right now 29 F).
I don't plan to fertilize until I place them outside permanently.
Cara's Choice is coming in tomorrow (Yeah!).
I have
Toro
Liberty
Chandler
Southmoon
Sweetcrisp
Legacy
Cara's Choice


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RE: When to fertilize blueberries ?

See this:

Home blueberry production in Louisiana

http://www.lsuagcenter.com/NR/rdonlyres/D30270C0-F2DC-4B33-8AB7-036865AB6AAE/43116/pub1978HomeBlueberryProductionHIGHRES.pdf

Here is a link that might be useful: Home blueberry production in Louisiana


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RE: When to fertilize blueberries ?

Mine are fertilized weekly on plants that I want to grow taller. I only give them nitrogen though. Mine only had one application of P&K last year.


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Is cottonseed meal a good fertilizer to use once a month for container blueberries?


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  • Posted by mrclint z10SoCal Valley (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 31, 14 at 14:40

My regimen runs along the lines of Bradybb. Not sure which fertilizer he is using, I'm using Dr. Earth Organic Acid Lovers Fertilizer.


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  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 31, 14 at 15:40

I'd use cottonseed meal if I could find it. Haven't tried hard enough to locate but I think it would be good.


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  • Posted by mrclint z10SoCal Valley (My Page) on
    Mon, Mar 31, 14 at 23:08

I'm seeing more and more of the organic seed meals, alfalfa meal and such at the local nurseries. Cotton seed meal is the top ingredient listed in the Dr. Earth Organic Acid Lovers Fertilizer formulation.


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Does anyone worry about the arsenic containing pesticide used in cotton farm? I read several times online about this related to cotton seed meal.

This post was edited by sandiego4s on Tue, Apr 1, 14 at 14:30


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