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Do blueberries need ericaceous compost?
Blueberry bushes require an acid soil to thrive, so if acid-loving rhododendrons, heather or camellia do not thrive in your garden then you can grow blueberries in pots of well-drained ericaceous compost. When you need to re-pot your blueberry, choose a pot just a few inches larger.
Can you use multi purpose compost for blueberries?
Use the right compost
You need a lime-free growing medium for blueberries. If you use ordinary multi-purpose compost or a standard potting compost the foliage will turn yellow, growth will be slow and stunted and the plants are unlikely to flower and fruit.
Is compost good for blueberry plants?
Blueberries want lots of organic matter, but they don't want a lot of nutrients. Since compost is rich in nutrients, it's the wrong choice here. Instead, Lee recommends using peat moss. Peat moss is long-lasting (slow to break down) and is low in nutrient value.