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brandon stewart
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My friend is trying to figure out how to lower his soils ph levels to optimize berry production. Would planting them around Evergreen trees work or would adding crushed shells or calcium help with growing berries?
 
John Elliott
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Shredded pine cones as mulch. When I started doing that, using a couple of inches of pine cone mulch, my blueberries really took off. Much better results than when I just used pine straw. They are doing so well that they are even sending up new volunteer plants.
 
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I would 1st add trace minerals via rock dust,
then any type of mulch preferable pine needle mulch,
then add nitrogen fixing plants.
Add Sulfur to the soil.

Adding Calcium/seashell/bone will increase the pH of you soil
 
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