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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?

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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.

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