It's been such a nice weekend here in Indiana I went ahead and planted the blue berry plants! I did a soil test beforehand and the soil tested neutral, 7.0. I was reading that blueberries prefer acidic soil 5.5-6.0. After doing some shopping around my town I've discovered that nobody sells anything to make the soil more acidic short of miracle grow plant food for acid-loving plants. Can somebody remind me whu I shouldn't use the miracle grow, it's looking mighty attractive for short term use until I can get the soil modified.
As for the soil, does anybody know where else I could look for soil ammendment or know of something I can do at home? Someone mentioned crushed eggshells added to the soil would make the soil more acidic over time so I thought I might compost some of that into the soil around the blueberry plants. Any thoughts on this idea? Thanx!