Originally posted 2-3-11
Digger sometimes fertilizes the blueberries, too.
Fertilizing Blueberries in Florida
It's February in Florida and time to fertilize the blueberries . Last summer we had tremendous bush growth and harvest after applying Pure Black Castings© and VermaPlex®. This year, we're adding something new: VermaMax®.
(You know, of course, that when I say "we", I mean " ol' Bill"....right?)
Blueberry Fertilizer MixAnd what a great time to fertilize them! We've got a seemingly stalled front stretching across us that is putting down, soft (and sometimes not-so-soft) intermittent rain. It's a nice thing that "we" applied our fertilizer to the blueberries a couple of days ago. It's being washed in even as we speak.
Now for the mix. "We" mixed a ratio of 2 cups VermaMax® to 6 cups Pure Black Castings™ and spread about 2 cups of this fertilizer mixture around each blueberry plant. VermaMax®, which is chicken manure that has had a microbe face-lift from VermaPlex®, is hotter than just plain castings, so care should be taken when applying it to young plants.
I'll be posting the complete low-down on VermaMax® shortly.
Let The Blueberry Fertilizer PerkIn about two weeks, "we'll" add an application of VermaPlex® around each plant and that should do it for our blueberries until fall.
And now, I (not "we") find that the soft gentle rain is lulling me (again, not "we") into my usual morning doze and I am (not "we are") slowly loosing consciousness...z-z-z-z-z-z...good job, Bill....z--z---z----z-----z,,,,,,,
Blueberry Fertilizer Resources:
About Worm Castings : Articles and use/application guides.Pure Black Castings ™: Certified organic, OMRI listed 99.9% pure worm castings
VermaPlex ®: Liquid soil inoculant made from these organic worm castings
VermaMax®: Organically composted chicken litter. For extra nitrogen and 6% Calcium.