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Growing Raspberries & Blackberries

By on February 02, 2012

In this video, Tricia shares her tips for planting and maintaining blackberry and raspberry vines.

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I just planted a blackberry in my backyard. Should I create a trellis for it? I’ve seen wild blackberries grow into massive thickets. Will my domestic berry do that as well?

Posted by Liz on Feb. 26, 2017 at 7:20:56 PM

Liz, Your blackberries can be planted along a fence and thus tied up to the fence. The do need some kind of support, so you can put in bamboo or some kind of support and tie your plants to that. You will need to keep your blackberries pruned as the old canes die out. This will keep your blackberries from getting out of hand. I have blackberries in my yard and they can get pretty thick if not kept pruned up.

Posted by Suzanne at on Feb. 27, 2017 at 12:44:48 PM


Thank you, Suzanne! I appreciate the clarification. I don’t have a chainlink fence, so I will look into some trellis ideas.
Thanks for the great videos.

Posted by Liz on Feb. 27, 2017 at 7:06:55 PM

Liz, no problem. Good luck with your blackberries!

Posted by Suzanne at on Feb. 28, 2017 at 4:42:58 PM

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