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PunkRotten
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Best potting soil for Blueberries?

Hello,

Could someone recommend me a good potting mix for Blueberries? I was recommended 1/3 peat moss, 1/3 pathway bark, and 1/3 forest by-product or Azalea potting mix. I can't find the bark or Azalea mix anywhere near me so I am looking to pot up the blueberries with another mix. I also have soil sulfur to drop the PH. What do you suggest?

Hortman
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Best potting soil for Blueberries?

Hello PunkRotten. Ken here. Blueberries want well-draining acid soil like
rhododendrons and azaleas. Since you can’t find an Azalea mix, see if you can
find a cactus mix and amend it with the peat moss and maybe a little regular
potting soil. When you use the sulfur make sure to do a ph test. The ph should
be 4.5-5.5. Also use an acid fertilizer. Let us know how it goes.
Ken here with The Home Depot in the Chicago area

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