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They sell blueberry bushes at Costco. Can they grow in Utah and if so what kind of soil prep is needed?
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Blueberries are native to areas with acid soil, and that is what they need. Here in Utah, our soil is at the opposite end of the pH spectrum; we have alkaline soil. Not only that, but our soil has a high buffering capacity, so even if you add acid to it, the pH comes back to where it started in a month or two.
If you can't live without blueberries, you should build a raised bed and grow them in soil with a lot of organic matter amendments. Mix in some native soil, too, to provide micronutrients. Fertilize with an acidifying fertilizer.
Blueberries are delicious, but growing them in Utah is a challenge. I would recommend growing some other type of small fruit and buying blueberries from the store.
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