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Blackberry Heaven: The All-in-One Guide to Choosing, Growing, Harvesting and Cooking Blackberries

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Did you know that blackberries grow wild all over the world? It’s true—but not everyone has access to their personal wild blackberry bush. So welcome to blackberry gardening, in which you can grow your very own bush, or bramble as it’s commonly called.…  READ MORE right arrow
Norann Oleson, Editorial Director of Food Gardening Network
The good news: Blackberries are quite easy to grow. The bad news: Blackberries are quite easy to grow! This delicious native berry, closely related to raspberries, is so easy to grow, it’s known as an invasive nuisance in many parts of the country, growing wild in fields,…  READ MORE right arrow
Blackberries on a bush.

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Thorny blackberry plant.
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 perennial roots that survive every year, but biennial canes.   READ MORE right arrow
Young blackberry bush in soil.
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 year before planting, so you can amend the soil as needed.  READ MORE right arrow

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