Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Cardboard "plates" around Blueberries, good idea?

Posted by mbat 6 (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 9, 13 at 14:14

I'm tired of weeding around my blueberries, which are inside some netting -- and thus are difficult to mow or weed-whack without knocking off the berries. In the past, I have used "mulch" and "weed-inhibitors" such as newspaper with grass clippings on top. This year, I also used corn husks on top of the newspaper.

I wondered if putting down cardboard around the plants might work. Though it might make it slippery when picking berries. Any suggestions?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Cardboard "plates" around Blueberries, good idea?

Lots of evergreen branches and needles help acidify soil and may ever provide traction. If we move our Blueberry Hill, we we're going to try the cardboard, too. Works well for the other fruit trees. Don't know why it would be any different.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here