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Grow blueberries in non acidic soil

 
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Holzer grows blueberries in hugelkultures planted at a 45 degree angle. My understanding is he uses no liming agents or amendments besides the wood. Perhaps he is starting with acidic soil but my thinking is that the wood or better yet the biomass creates the ideal conditions despite pH needs.
 
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you might be better off growing a small cash crop that is more suited to your soil and trading/ buying blueberries instead.
 
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James Colbert wrote:Holzer grows blueberries in hugelkultures planted at a 45 degree angle. My understanding is he uses no liming agents or amendments besides the wood. Perhaps he is starting with acidic soil but my thinking is that the wood or better yet the biomass creates the ideal conditions despite pH needs.



Maybe I'm confused, but you do realize that 'liming agents' sweeten the soil, or make it less acidic,
which is the opposite of what blueberries require?

Areas with high rainfall, like Austria, tend toward acid soils, except where limestone soils moderate
that effect. Regardless, there is no doubt that hugelkulture provides suitable growing conditions
for a wide range of plants.
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