[align=left]I bought a (patio) dwarf blueberry plant from Gurneys, and have had it die on me three times just as soon as I repot it!* They have been super nice about sending me a new one each time I kill it per their guarantee, but I just cannot figure out what I am doing incorrect.*
The first time, I tried just regular potting soil - it died almost immediately.
Then, with some online research the second time, I found out that I needed to acidify the soil somehow.* A particular site suggested putting a nice layer of peat around the roots to help increase acidity along with some acid loving plant fertilizer.** I did so, but again, it died immediately.*
This third time, I found a site that recommended doing 2 parts peat to every one part of regular potting soil + adding some aluminum sulfate.* I did this, tested the Ph, and it was between 5.5-6.0, which should be sufficiently acidic, yet it is just drying up and dying yet again.* Oh, and I also watered it with a neutralized pH bottled water since many sites mentioned that tap water can change the pH in the soil pretty easily.* I used the same mix for a gardenia I have, and the gardenia, although not doing great, is surviving much better than the blueberry.
*Anyone out there had luck with growing these?* What type of a potting mix did you use/ mix up?* How did you water it? * I cannot find any potting soil for acid loving plants anywhere - even for order online - the closest I can find is african violet potting soil, and I don't know if other things in that mix would be harmful to the blueberry.
So if anyone has grown this plant and had it work, let me know what you did so that I may try it on round 4 of Patio Blueberry.