Seeking advice on planting blueberry bushes at the Jenkintown School in Jenkintown, PA

From: Adrienne R.
Sent on: Monday, September 9, 2013 4:31 PM
Seeking advice on planting blueberry bushes at the Jenkintown School in Jenkintown, PA Great news! The Environmental Advisory Committee of Jenkintown has received permission from the superintendent of schools in Jenkintown to plant blueberry bushes on school grounds. We will be doing this in conjunction with the Green Apple Day of Service http://mygreenapple.org/(September 28).

I am seeking advice on selecting the variety of bushes (preferably two sub-species for cross-pollination, right?) and soil preparation technique. I do know that the soil has be both enriched and acidified.

The school would like the area to remain need and tidy (not weedy). Should we dig 20 holes, put down burlap and then mulch over, or is there a low complementary plant we could include with the planting, like strawberry plants?

Adrienne Redd
[address removed]
Chair, Jenkintown Environmental Advisory Committee

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