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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.
Most gardeners can grow blackberries, but those in colder areas will have to think about blackberry bush winter care. If your temperatures dip below freezing, you’ll want to learn how to protect blackberry plants in winter. For more information, click here.
Companion plants for blackberry bushes can help those brambles thrive, if you choose the right ones. For information about what to plant with blackberry bushes, this article will help. Companion plants makes your berry patch prettier, healthier or more productive.
Fertilizing your blackberry plants will give you the highest yield and the largest juiciest fruit, but how to fertilize your blackberry bushes? Click here to find out when to fertilize blackberry bushes and other specific blackberry feeding requirements.
If left unchecked, blackberry plants can take over a property. A great way to coral them is by growing blackberries in containers. To find out how to grow blackberries in a container, simply click the article that follows.
With as many berry bushes, I have seen my share of witches' broom in blackberries. What are the symptoms of witches' broom fungus, and is there a method for treating witches' broom disease? Click this article to learn more.
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.