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What can I plant under blueberry plants?

Blueberry    northern California

One of my community garden plots came with a blueberry plant, and I liberated a couple blueberries I've been growing in containers to join it. But now I'm looking at lots of understory space, and I'm wondering what's been successful under blueberries. I also have a few more blueberries I'm growing in containers, but at this rate, I won't have much room for other edibles if I plant them all. Can melons or winter squash vine under them? Maybe some flowers in-between while the plants are relatively small (1-3 ft. high)? Or should I leave the root zones alone? I added peat moss when I planted the blueberries.


Posted by: Tanya in the Garden (128 points) Tanya in the Garden
Posted: May 22, 2013


Tanya in the Garden commented,
In the wild, what grows with blueberries?
over 7 years ago.

deactivated commented,
I was on a hike around a local lake today and the entire area was just filled with blueberries. The whole area has rather moist soil, but they seem to be thriving there. I mostly saw moss and fern growing in the same area.
over 7 years ago.



Answers

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I wouldn't really advise growing veggies under blueberries. They require acidic soil and most annual vegetables don't grow under similar conditions. Also, I would let the plants establish themselves and not have to compete with other fast-growing plants. Give the plants some time to fill in for a couple of years.

Adding peat moss (and maybe some sand) was a great move and really recommended. Good luck! Blueberries are great to grow.


Posted by: Kathryn Fiedler (72 points) Kathryn Fiedler
Posted: May 22, 2013




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i would have thought not much would grow adequatley under these plants as they like acidic and damp conditions, how about pots or grow bags under them but they would need to be small or they will reduce much needed air circulation needed by most plants


Posted by: cathy barker (3 points) cathy barker
Posted: May 22, 2013




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