Garden Journal – Entry 5

Finally got some liquid iron. Have started putting it on the blackberries and then some. I’ve learned that the reason my blueberries haven’t started maturing is probably cuz they haven’t reached their optimum amount of chill hours. Though they are growing healthily. At least I’ll get the in the fall. The baby Okra is ready to be transplanted, so I’ll be tending to that soon. I’ll have pictures next entry.

Gardening Journal Entry 3

April 18, 2020

Doomguy – April 16, 2020

Doomguy – April 18, 2020

As you can see, the Ph levels in the soil seem to be getting better. I’m thankful it’s only taken three days for it to do so. I took off the old netting and have put new ones on to create more room for the plants to expand.

Now, without the netting, I could take better pictures of the blueberries:

This is Ricardo. His leaves are taking their time maturing. In blueberries. new leaves have this powdery sheen to them for protection from the sun. As they mature, the powder falls off. Ricardo’s berries are medium sized compared to Doomguy’s and Serenity’s

Serenity has had these strange freckling with purple all over her. I believe it’s Septoria Leaf Spot and/or Phyllosticta Leaf Spot.

The Blackberries are changing colors! Still working through the iron chlorosis.

Gardening Journal Entry 1

April 15, 2020

Blueberries require a soil Ph of at least 6.0. What did I find mine to be? 7.5! How did that happen??? Well, I guess I do know. It was raining a lot earlier this month which can cause the soil to become more basic. This sucks. The good news is that the Blueberry Elite have faced far worse in the past. When I originally got them, my Aunt Kelly and I had a lot of trouble lowering the Ph levels in a timely fashion. That was during the colder more windy time of the 2019. Now it’s warmish Spring and the blueberries will be able to hopefully recover more quickly than last time. I’ve also added a bunch of top soil on top of the acidifier on top of the mulch already there.

New Blueberry Top Soil