Blackberry Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Rich soil with compost dug in. Prefers a pH of 6.
Fine in a shady position.
Not normally required but if leaves start to yellow then add a liquid feed.
Single Plants: 90cm (2' 11") each way (minimum)
Rows: 90cm (2' 11") with 90cm (2' 11") row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Buy plants or use offshoots from an existing plant and cut them to 15cm (6 in) after planting.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Need supporting on wires or tied against a fence. Train the canes onto wire supports from 1m (3ft) high and above. Each autumn add some compost. Plants can be invasive make sure to keep them incheck.
Pick over a long season as ripe.
Net to prevent bird damage. Plant a thornless variety to take the pain out of harvesting.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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