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Adding Coffee Grounds For Acid To Your Blueberry Bushes

If you have blueberry bushes or are planning to grow blueberry bushes, here are some interesting tips of growing them. Blueberry bushes need to have some acid when growing so acid needs to be added and worked into the soil around the base of the bush every couple of years. Some folks buy acid to add to the soil and you should buy a kit to test the ph of the soil if you are planting blueberry bushes because they are an acid loving plant and need an acid soil to grow in. If you are just planting the bushes you may want to buy a ph kit and check the soil in the area or container you plan to use. If it need to have the ph lowered you can buy peat moss and work it into the soil where you will be planting, there are also acid products you can buy to add to the soil (elemental sulphur is one).

Once you have the ph between 4.5 and 5.2 it will be acidic enough for the blueberries. You should test the soil every couple of years to make sure you keep the ph correct. If the ph level gets to high the plant may look nice and healthy but your fruit production will not be at maximum. Vintage Garden Gal shares that she uses coffee grounds to keep the soil in her container blueberries acidic. This is nice because the coffee grounds are there assuming you are a coffee drinker, so you don’t have to buy anything and the grounds also help to keep the soil loose, which also helps with drainage.

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Buttermilk Banana Blueberry Homestead Bread

Buttermilk Banana Blueberry Homestead Bread

This homemade buttermilk Banana Blueberry homestead bread recipe will remind you of the delicious smell of your Grandmother kitchen… it tastes fantastic too. Fresh plump blueberries, soft overripe bananas and buttermilk create a whirlwind of extra moist and tasty bread. I would bake multiple loaves because your family will keep coming back for slices till…Continue Reading

Blueberry Chia Seed Parfait Smoothie

Blueberry Chia Seed Parfait Smoothie

Blueberry Chia Seed parfait smoothie recipe is a fancy layered make-ahead breakfast meal that can be eaten while on the go for busy homesteaders. Super filling chia seeds mixed with fresh fruit and rolled oats is visually appealing as well as down right delicious. Chia seeds provide sustainable energy within the body, non-GMO and are…Continue Reading

Blueberry Mojito Alcohol Drink

Blueberry Mojito Alcohol Drink

This delicious Blueberry Mojito alcohol drink is a refreshing sipping adult beverage with a creative twist of infused fresh fruit that also has a beautiful garish to nibble upon. Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water and mint. Its combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus,…Continue Reading

Precious Pickled Blueberries

Precious Pickled Blueberries

This creative culinary recipe of Precious Pickled Blueberries takes preserving blueberries to a whole new level of delicious flavor. It is perfect on crackers, spread on toast, a garish on the your favorite meat dish or just eaten by the spoonful. It will be a delightful addition to your food storage pantry. Visit us on…Continue Reading