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Blueberry problem

ive planted two new bushes this year in pots, using levingtons ericaceous soil, but now that the leaves are coming out well, I've noticed they are really light green, what can I do to help it? 


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,006

    Try a foliar feed of Epsom salts which will boost magnesium levels.  Dissolve 15ml of salts in 5 litres of water and water over the plants suing a spray rose on your can.   Use rain water or distilled water if your water is hard.

    This will act as a tonic for all ericaceous plants and any others exhibiting pale or yellowing leaves.

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  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,995

    What sort of sunlight conditions are they getting?

    Utah, USA.
  • RainbowfishRainbowfish Posts: 276

    Seaweed with iron is also a good tonic for acid loving plant. I tend to use it on all of my container plants.

  • satrdayboysatrdayboy Posts: 56

    I've got a blueberry plant in a pot, with ericaceous compost. leaves on mine are a mixture of dark green and brown. What colour should they be?

  • FlowerNewbieFlowerNewbie Posts: 153

    I think they should be dark green Satrdayboy. 

    Rainbowfish, Is there a difference between the seaweed feed with iron and the one without

    (obviously the blueberry needs iron but would I be best getting the normal one Also for the rest of my plants or could I just use the one with iron or will this harm them?)

    Blueonion: its a south facing garden so they get good sunlight when it's here, but it's also shaded slightly by a massive tree from early afternoon. 

    Obeilxx thanks, I couldn't find the Epsom salts, but found the seaweed, I know they need rainwater but will the tapwater harm it? the water isn't hard here and I've ran out of rain water image

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