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Do you love blackberries? Have you ever wanted to grow your own, but don’t know where to start? We have all the guides that you will need to get started! Learn about how to grow how to grow and care for blackberries in your backyard. Find soil and climate requirements, pruning, harvesting, and other tips on how to care for these berries so that they thrive. Happy gardening!

How to Grow and Care for Blackberry Bushes

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Nothing is dreamier than the idea of stepping out into your blackberry patch on a dewy morning to pick berries for your breakfast. Turn the dream into a reality with the help of our guide to growing and caring for blackberry bushes. Learn about the history, cultivation, and care of these popular fruits. Read more now.

Picking Blackberries: How and When to Harvest

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Harvesting blackberries isn’t complicated, but it can be a prickly task! Make the most of your summer blackberry harvest by picking only the best berries on your plant. While it may be tempting to harvest as soon as they appear, there is a trick to plucking the best fruit at its peak. Read our top tips now.

When and How to Fertilize Blackberries

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If you’re growing blackberries, knowing how and when to fertilize is one of the most important parts of raising these fantastic brambles. If you can nail the process of fertilizing you can pretty much guarantee a massive harvest. Learn how and when to fertilize your blackberry bushes in this guide. Read more now.

All About Brambles: The Many Marvelous Plants in the Rubus Genus

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Brambles can be a marvelous addition to your yard or a hideous curse, depending on what you’re dealing with. Whether you’re thinking about planting something in the Rubus genus in your garden or you’re trying to manage some unwelcome canes, it helps to understand these plants. Learn all you need to know in our guide.

How and When to Prune Blackberry Bushes

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Learning how to correctly prune blackberry bushes will result in stronger, healthier plants with annual harvests of large and juicy fruit. It is also an important step to keeping brambles from becoming tangled and unmanageable. Read more for detailed information on how and when to trim blackberries.

Tips for Growing Blackberries in Containers

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Blackberries are juicy, sweet, and full of nutrients. If you want your own harvest to eat fresh and use in pies, smoothies, scones, and more, why not try growing them in containers? Planting these brambles in pots saves space in the yard or garden, allowing anyone in Zones 4-10 to enjoy fresh berries. Read more now.