Thursday, February 11, 2010

Grow bigger, Better, Berries Using Fertrell

I am going to start with Blueberries.  In the next posts, I will cover the other, more popular berries.

As you may know, Blueberries like a more acidic soil, somewhere in the 4.5 to 5.1 Ph range.  That being said, the plants will still have a problem utilizing Phosphorus in that low of a Ph soil.  Fertrell recomends a late summer to fall feeding of Holly Care 4-2-4 to give the plants a high P fertilizing along with the sulfer, nutrients and acidity the Blueberry plants love.  Doing this during the stated time of year allows the roots of the plants plenty of time to absorb the nutrients. 

In the early spring, before the leaves are fully out, apply Fertrell's Berry Mix to give the plants a boost prior to production.  If you use a hardwood mulch, keep in mind that the hardwood mulch will keep your plants from taking up Nitrogen, so you may need to add a bit of N to compensate.

In March, add Fertrell's Berry Mix 4-2-4 at a rate of 2lbs per 100 square feet.

In July, August and September, add Fertrell's Holly Care 4-2-4 at a rate of 5lbs per 100 square feet.

I hope this helps your berry efforts.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.  We are glad to help.

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