[nafex] Re: reply to blueberries/wool/mulch

Christopher Mauchline mauch1 at aol.com
Mon Nov 19 09:59:21 EST 2001


I'll reccommend two sources: 

DeGrandChamp's is mainly wholesale, but do/did offer homeowner 
packages.

<<
I will recommend 2 sources (particularly the first):

1.) 
DeGrandchamp's Blueberry Farm Inc. 
15575 77th Street, Drawer NG 
South Haven, MI 49090 
(616)637-3915, Fax: (616)637-2531 
Bought six of their two year old plants, planted them this spring and 
have never seen more impressive growth etc. The only critism is that 
I ended up w/ 3 of the varieties being substituted.

2)
White Oak Nursery
494 White Oak Road
Strasburg, PA  17579
Good strong plants.  Not as branched as the ones from DeGrandChamp's
>>

Chris Mauchline
SE PA, zone 6

--- In nafex at y..., Sam Franc <franc at o...> wrote:
> At 02:48 AM 11/17/2001 +0000, you wrote:
> >Thankyou for all your thoughtful replies, if I can grow a bucket of
> >blueberries for my dear wife, a I'll be one happy man!
> Have not been closely following thread.
> FWIW Here on the Oregon coast blueberries do well.
> The soil pH is about 5.
> It is not recommended to add N.
> Aluminum sulfate is added once a year
> Heavy mulch is used.
> Wood chips and sawdust.
> Except stay away from cedar sawdust.
> Drip irrigation during the summer
> My best crops come from Elliott and Nelson.
> They are late bearers so the birds have moved on by then.
> The early bearers crop but the birds get most of them.
> The early bearers also take longer for the plants to come into 
bearing.
> If you can order large quantities of plants Fall Creek Nursery is 
the place 
> to buy from.
> Sam


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