blackberries

How to Deal with Blackberry Pests

How to Deal with Blackberry Pests

Here are the invaders who attack blackberries that you may have to contend with. As always, Food Gardening Network recommends organic pest control whenever possible.  
Harvesting and Storing your Blackberries

Harvesting and Storing your Blackberries

Expect fruit in the second year after planting, based on the biennial nature of blackberry plants, unless you have a primocane-blooming variety in which case you may get some fruit  
Nurturing Your Blackberries

Nurturing Your Blackberries

Blackberry plants require little work over the years, but you can’t ignore them completely if you want the best yields. Here’s how to nurture your plants along to get the  
Planting your Blackberry Bushes

Planting your Blackberry Bushes

Once you’ve prepared the ground, preferably a year ahead, it’s time to actually plant your blackberry bushes! It’s easiest to work the ground in spring, and most blackberry varieties are  
Choosing a Site for your Blackberries

Choosing a Site for your Blackberries

If you’re not growing blackberries in containers, you have to choose a spot for your raised bed or open land blackberry garden. It’s recommended that you choose your site a  
Types of Blackberry Plants

Types of Blackberry Plants

Blackberries grow on stems that are called canes, and are divided into three basic types depending on the growth habit of their canes. All of these types of blackberries have