Oregon State University Extension Service

Can I grow garlic next to my berries?

I am getting prepared to plant my garlic in October or November. I have lots of space around my blueberry plants. Would they survive near each other? Someone told me my blueberries may taste like garlic! Is that possible?

Your garlic will grow normally even if it grows next to a blueberry plant. It would be interesting but the flavors will not mingle.

However, blueberry plants prefer acid soils of a pH between 4.5-5.5. Garlic grows well at a soil pH of 6 or more (6.5 ideal). That means they may not grow well together unless the soil pH is adjusted for each plant.

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