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What to feed a fruiting blueberry bush

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Figbarron starts with ...
I have a sunshine blue blueberry bush fruiting at the moment. I was wondering what i should feed it to help it set fruit well. I'm trying to keep things organic as well.

Would Nitrosol suffice without harming the blueberry bush? I already give it some blood and bone but it had high levels of nitrogen compared to potassium.
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Figbarron
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18th July 2016 11:40am
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branny1 says...
Hey, dude, did anyone answer this for you yet?

Really, Blood and Bone is a good one for potassium anyway, but if you have homemade compost that's had a fair few banana peels thrown in, then a few handfuls of that mulched around your blueberries with do the trick. Otherwise, add a handful of aged sheep manure around each plant- keeping it a good ten centimetres away from the stems- and mulch. Then, just keep up a good dose of seasol on the watering can every few weeks.

Really, blueberries aren't that fussy. Best of luck, mate.

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28th July 2016 3:05pm
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Julie says...
I have friends who grow a lot of blueberries in large pots. They are experienced organic growers, so I was surprised when they said they use Azalea food. They found it gave the best results, so they have made a compromise.

Mine haven't been doing that well, so I may try it.
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Julie says...
branny1, blood and bone has phosphorous, not potassium. Sulfate of potash is a fairly natural product and can be bought separately - supposedly essential for flowers and fruit.
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branny1 says...
Ah, see this is where what they say about assumptions comes in... lols.

All the brands of blood and bone available locally that I buy now come with things like 'Added Potash Booster!' or 'Fortified with Potassium' or some such on the packaging. Since all the blood and bone I use come with this now, I naturally assume that EVERYBODY has blood and bone with potash added.

I suppose that is not entirely true. Figbarron, check your packaging for 'added potash' if you're using blood and bone.
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