Growing Blackberries is easy if you plant them in the right conditions and give them the support they need. Now there are thornless varieties which makes growing them much less painful. Download and save my graphic for 10 Tips For Growing Blackberries.
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#1. Plant where they will get at least 10 hours of direct sunlight.
#2. Construct trellises for trailing varieties before planting.
#3. Space upright varieties at 3-foot intervals in rows 8 feet apart. Set trailing varieties 5 to 8 feet apart in rows 6 to 10 feet apart. Set plants 1 inch deeper than they were grown in the nursery.
#4. Cut the plants back to about six inches after you plant them.
#5. Fertilize the ground as soon in the spring as you possibly can.
#6. Make sure the growing blackberry plants recieve about one inch of water a week.
#7. You need to make sure you do not plant the bushes where peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes or strawberries are growing, or have grown in the past three years or so.
#8. Your soil should have a pH between 5.6 to 6.2..
#9. After you see ripened blackberries, you want to pick them every three to six days.
#10. To prevent chilling injury in the winter, lay the canes of trailing types on the ground in winter and cover with a thick layer of mulch.
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