Peat garden for acid-loving berries

September 29, 2020
By: Marge Starast | Katrin Uurman

In Räpina School of Horticulture (Estonia) a decorative peat bed was built in the last week by students of landscape gardening and construction. The bed was lined with peat blocks and filled with milled peat. Peat is very acid material, the pH is typically between 3.5 and 5.5. Only plants suitable for acidic soil were planted in this bed: blueberry (Vaccinium), cranberry (Oxycoccos), lingonberry (Vaccinium) and arctic bramble (Rubus arcticus). It is interesting that only berry plants are used in this decorative bed and not typical ornamental plants.


Photographed by Marge Starast and Maris Rebane

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