Hey, new member here
Planted 10 blueberries mostly in fall 2013. Tough winter here in winter 2013-2014. Had some die off. Bushes were 2-3 years at planting. Used raised beds (18" Depth). Most plants went into 50% Sphagnum moss and 50% spruce/pine mulch. Most are Northern Highbush. I ued a granular organic fert. in early spring then In early Aug, I had used a home made fish emulsion / seaweed tea I made. I used local Bunker/Menhaden (Coastal NJ) and green seaweed from river (Rinsed with freshwater and allowed to age for 1.5 - 2 months). SHortly after using, I noticed browning on the margins of the leaves. Because of this symptom coinciding with the fertilization and also being exhibited in the strawberries and raspberries I used it on, I am fairly confident I burned the roots/bushes with this fert. I think I used 1/4 cup of fish emulsion and 1/4 cup of seaweed to 2 gallons of water and I think it should have been closer to 2 tablespoons each for 2 gl??????????? Anyway, I haven't fertilized since and will not again until the spring. Is this what it looks like to you guys? Hoping it is not something else like viral for example blueberry scorch? (Sympoms looked similar to me but again, timing to much of alignment with use of fert. and burning?)
I recently put on a new layer of 3" or so of new spruce/pine mulch for this upcoming winter (Had pine nuggest, large, last year and think this mulch will cover better)........... I am hoping that the breaking down of this mulch will drain some of the nitrogen? I have been watering them more so in an attempt at trying to leach it away......
any other suggestions? THink they will leaf out and flower/produce normally next year?
I posted this in the Berry forum as well with some pictures. Use the link below to see a few pics. I posted. THANKS SO MUCH!
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/vi ... 20&t=59970