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What is a good soil mix for blueberries?

Feb 2017
I will be planting blueberries in 18 inch tall 4x8 raised beds. I plan to use this as my basic soil: (pH 6-6.5) 30% Native Screened Sandy Loam 40% Garden Compost 5% Power Mulch 5% Mushroom Compost 20% Horticultural Pumice. How can I transform this basic soil to make it perfect for blueberries? I am thinking of taking the basic soil and combining it with equal parts...

By Claudia Groth | Featured Question

Compost for blueberry plants: testing and tips

Mar 2015
Compost is an acceptable amendment for blueberry plants, but it's important to test it before you apply it. Pay attention to pH and nutrient levels, and watch out for weeds.

By Dan Sullivan | Article

Keeping vampires out of my blueberry patch, garlic flavored blueberries?

Oct 2014
I am getting prepared to plant my garlic in Oct/Nov. I have lots of space around my blueberry plants. Would they do OK together? Someone told me my blueberries may taste like garlic!! Is that possible?

By Wei Qiang Yang | Featured Question

With a little care, blueberries sweeten the garden for decades

Apr 10, 2015
Certain varieties grow best in the Pacific Northwest

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Why can't I eat my blueberries?

May 2013
I purchased some good sized (3-5 gallon) blueberry plants yesterday. I was reading the OSU extension pub EC 1304, which emphasizes heavy pruning upon planting (and removing all fruit buds to prevent berries the first year). I really want to ignore this advice because the plants have nice flowers on them now and I'm eager to get fruit this year. I thought I could ignore the recommendations since the plants are so big already -- at least 2 ft tall and around. Unwise? 

By Bernadine Strik | Featured Question

Do I need to "tuck in" my berries for the winter?

Nov 2017
How to winter over blueberries and black raspberries? Pruning etc. Once heard to bury the blueberries, is that true?

By Brooke Edmunds | Featured Question

Organic blueberry growers can compete successfully with commercial operations

Dec 18, 2017
10-year study shows trio of production methods for best results

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

Blueberry bacterial and fungal diseases

Mar 2015
Pacific Northwest blueberry growers must identify and control a number of bacterial and fungal diseases in order to ensure the highest yields. Fortunately, only a few of the diseases that occur on highbush blueberry in this region cause significant losses when left unchecked.

By Jay Pscheidt, Jerry Weiland | Article

How blueberry plants develop and grow

Mar 2015
Blueberries grow well in the Pacific Northwest. To get the most out of your bushes, it helps to understand the form and function of each part of the plant.

By Bernadine Strik | Article

Weed management for blueberry fields in the Pacific Northwest

Mar 2015
Weeds are always a difficult problem in blueberry production! They start to show up shortly after transplanting, and tend to become more problematic as time goes on. There are, however, strategies that help to control weeds in blueberry. This article will discuss some thoughts about weed control in blueberry, and some of the strengths, and weaknesses, of currently registered herbicides.

By Tim Miller | Article