Question about Blackberry Soil?
I have a border that has builder's sand and rocks along it. I would like to dig up part of it to plant Blackberry Vines.
I've acquired cow manure, sand for gardening, ashes, and peat moss. I would like to use some of this to REPLACE the builder's sand and rocks to prepare the space for a planting next year (I've read that I have to wait a year before planting the vines).
Can someone PLEASE advise me as to:
1) What is the best mixture for the Blackberry Vines using the items I mentioned in the earlier paragraph?
2) Is it okay for me to replace the builder's sand and rocks with cow manure and the other items I mentioned? I won't have access to compost for some time and I don't have a neighbor who has it and I don't have a store that has it.
I've been told I have to first test the pH, but I want to remove what's there right now and replace it...So if someone could PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE suggest the perfect soil recipe for these Blackberry Vines, I'd really appreciate it. I'm in Zone 8a, if that's helpful.
Thanks so much folks.