Southern highbush blueberry plant need help

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  1. RebeccaMilliren

    RebeccaMilliren New Seed

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    Need help my kids got a southern high bush blueberry bush from their 4h . I transplanted them and they were doing great now the leaves are brown and the one has lost there leaves all together can I bring the one back to life and what can I do with the other one .
     
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  3. mart

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    Have you checked the PH of your soil ? Bluebberries need acid soil to do well ! How long have you had them planted ? Mine did the same thing here in Texas !
     
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    They need drainage, and moisture to drain. How are they planted?
     
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    I don't have that variety but I do have blueberries. In agreement with Mart and DM, they do need an acidic soil. Peat can help in the long term, but sulpher is a little quicker. Most commercial growers here use sulpher powder. I have to check my PH twice every year and try to adjust accordingly. They like a loamy soil that drains well, and lots of organic matter. Wet feet are not their friend.
     
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