This is how we grow Blackberries and Raspberries:
1. Framed: Since Raspberries will grow pretty much everywhere and are quite invasive, it's a good idea to frame them. We framed them with a home made small raised bed made out of stone and wood.
2. Trellies: We also made some simple trellies from wood and wires to help keep the Raspberry plants and Blackberry plants where we want them.
3. Soild and compost: We bought Blackberry plants and moved Raspberry plants from other areas in the garden. We planted them in about 50% soil and 50% compost.
4. Cover up: Then we covered the bed with cloth and finished up with a layer of bark. This will be enough to keep the bed maintanance free (=exactly how we want it to be)..
The Blackberry plants gave us Blackberries just a few weeks after we planted them. They are growing really fast, so hoping for many more berries next year.
Yup, this is a section for Fruit & Berries!
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I'm kinda curious here, how many of you are growing and processing your own hops on a scale that's useful for homebrewing needs? Right now I have two Cascade plants that are about 4 ft. tall but are about to die back got them in September. Curious about what I might expect for next year.
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