[NAFEX] Ground Cover 4 Blueberries

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Thu Apr 13 20:51:00 EDT 2006

Blueberries have very shallow roots, so they are likely to be in  
competition with any groundcover.  Also, they like their soil more  
acid than most other plants.  My blueberries are doing much better  
since I expanded the mulched area around them and did a better job of  
killing the grass.  (Newspaper covered with mulch)


On Apr 13, 2006, at 5:24 PM, Doreen Howard wrote:

> The Chandler blueberry I planted two years ago has done so well that I
> invested in three more cold-hardy varieties--Patriot, Jersey and  
> Bluecrop.
> I'm turning an area inside my fenced veggie garden into a blueberry  
> patch to
> thwart the marauding wild turkeys and other critters.  The bed is
> attractive--edged with concrete scallops and filled with peat and  
> shredded
> oak leaves, and surrounded by bark paths and raised veggie beds of  
> cedar.
> My question to you experts is: can I grow a groundcover in the bed  
> under the
> blueberry bushes?  I already have one cranberry plant in the bed,  
> but I'd
> like something attractive and low like creeping thyme or Irish moss  
> or even
> something else edible.  Ligonberries, for some reason, don't grow  
> for me.
> I've tried them elsewhere and they have died.
> Doreen Howard
> Zone 4b-5a, on the IL-WI border
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