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What Kind of Soil Do You Use to Grow Blueberries?

If you want to grow high-quality blueberries, the first step is to understand the growth habits of blueberries, especially the requirements of blueberries for soil. Blueberries like sunlight and are suitable for growing in an environment with a temperature of around 20 degrees.

Some blueberries need cold storage during their growth, which means that this kind of blueberry needs to be grown in a low-temperature environment for about a month before it can bloom and bear fruit normally. In addition, blueberries like strong acidic soil, like loose, breathable sandy soil.

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What kind of soil environment are blueberries suitable for growing?

Blueberries are suitable for growing in acidic soil, and a pH value between 4.5-5.5 is the most suitable for blueberry growth.

The most ideal soil type for blueberry cultivation is loose, well-ventilated, moist, acidic sandy loam, sandy soil, or peat soil with high organic matter content.

The blueberry root system is slender and grows slowly in heavy clay soil because it cannot penetrate the soil layer, resulting in poor plant growth. Low organic matter content and neutral clay-heavy soil, poor soil structure, poor ventilation, and drainage, often lead to poor growth of blueberries. 

Excessive acid or alkali in the blueberry growing soil can affect the accumulation of dry matter and hinder the growth of the plant. When the pH of the soil is too high, iron ions and magnesium ions in the soil will form high-priced compounds, which are not easily absorbed and utilized by plants, resulting in symptoms of iron and magnesium deficiency in blueberries.

Sulfur is often used in production to reduce soil acidity when the pH of the soil is too high.

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