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Who hasn’t at one time or another picked a fresh batch of wild blackberries? The sweet juiciness of the berries being worth the stinging scratches left from the thorns. But why not take this adventure to new heights by growing blackberries in the home garden instead. Use the following tips to learn about caring for blackberry plants. Soon enough you’ll be harvesting your own scrumptious blackberry fruits.
Cultivated species of blackberry are well-behaved plants that need only a little pruning to keep them manageable, but invasive species can be very difficult to control. Read here to find out about identifying and controlling invasive blackberries.
Marion blackberries have many qualities over other blackberry varietals. Read the following article for further information about this plant and begin growing Marion blackberry in your garden.
It's important to familiarize yourself with the diseases of blackberries and their remedies. A common problem is blackberry calico virus (BCV). Learn more about this disease and what to do for it in the following article.
If your blackberries refuse to ripen, they may be suffering from redberry mite syndrome. Redberry mite control can be made easier by following the info found in this article.
Propagating blackberries is easy. These plants can be propagated by cuttings, suckers, and tip layering. Read this article to learn how to propagate blackberry plants using all these methods.
It is frustrating to sit and wait for the first blackberries of the season to ripen, only to find that your blackberry bush won’t grow berries. Find out why this happens in this article.
Pruning blackberry bushes can not only help keep blackberries healthy, but will also help it to have a larger crop. Take a look at how and when to prune blackberry bushes in this article.