Growing blackberries in the garden at the cottage

Planting and growing blackberries in the garden next to the house in the country, in Ukraine and Russia. Photos and descriptions

Planting and growing blackberries on a trellis in the garden near the house in the country, in Ukraine and Russia. Photos and descriptions

Blackberry berries in their structure resemble raspberries, but with a lower acid content.

Amateur gardeners do not often grown blackberries at home because of her fear of frost, and big needles on the branches. The trunks of the shrubs have a two-year cycle of growth in the first year of growing shoots, the next – bring the harvest and die.

To grow the blackberry bush himself, in his garden in the country, young shoot, 60 cm., Shortened to 10-12 cm. From the kidney side branches sprout. End branches pressed against the ground, and sprinkle a little deepen moist substrate. In autumn and spring escape cut off from the plants and planted in the new place. Stems tie to the top trellis wire, and those that grow back – again tied to several lower delays. In the fall of the old branches of the bush is removed, and the new wrap up for the winter.

Harvest can collect as berries will ripen, and depending on the type of BlackBerry, have berries can be purple, red or yellow color.