My Blackberry Patch

Fred_1933(7b)July 5, 2012

My Blackberry Patch clip this post email this post what is this?

see most clipped and recent clippings

Posted by Fred_1933 none on Thu, Jul 5, 12 at 19:41

Hi to all here. Been reading many of the posting subjects over the years, but never offered to register and post till now.

Back in early spring decided to grow me a "new" blackberry patch. I have a old blackberry patch that never prove it's worth in labor I put into it. So, with some reading on the INTERNET, decided this year I would go whole hog and build me a different blackberry patch. I live in southeast Kansas which isn't the best place to have blackberries due to the harsh winters and long hot summers...like now... 100 degrees the past three weeks.

There's a mighty fine Nursery in Joplin, Mo that supplied me the young plants, and I made a trip to Joplin in late May..this rear to see that they had in way of Blackberry plant varieties. I purchased Triple Crown, Natchez, Navajo, Apache blackberry plants and couple Raspberry plants. Here it is July 5th and not one plant has died. Been watering every third day, and they are growing very well. In fact, the Triple Crown plants which where about 10" tall are now about five to six feet canes. I have made a nice plot with 4x4 treated post two feet in the ground surrounded by concrete. I put the plants 4' apart, which I know is against the rules of growing blackberry canes, but, I can alway thin them when needed. I've laid (tacked) down 3' wide black polyethylene ground cover between the plant rows and cover that with straw.

Now the big question. How do I post photos of my blackberry patch here? I have Photo bucket as my photo album.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
larry_gene

Notice there is a new feature on the forum: Where it says "Post a..." in big bold letters the next line says "Image file to upload..."

Just click there and navigate to the image file on your computer. Double click the file and it will upload to the forum when you post the message. Only one picture per message by this method. Preview the message first to make sure it is working.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2012 at 12:49AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Lime and lemon tree Houston area?
Best lime and lemon tree for Houston area? What are...
johnfam
The legendary Angelcot tastes blah
For those of you who have not heard of angelcots, they...
Scott F Smith
Strange world of paw paw's
Because the extended drought in my area my paw paw's...
persimmonbob
what are signs that a cleft graft has failed and how soon to know?
Also, when grafting onto rootstock, how high up do...
tlbean2004
My Spupreme plum turns into Alderman!
At Plant Hill Nursery! They don't have a email address,...
Konrad___far_north
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™