Late fall planting of potted blackberries
Last spring I ordered a dozen blackberries from Stark Bros that arrived in small pots. While I was trying to acclimate them, we had a sudden cold snap that frost shocked them all in their pots.
Stark Bros was very kind to replace all of them, but they arrive next week. IÃ¯Â¿Â½m concerned that they will once again be shocked by being placed into the cold late fall ground that is enduring occasional freezing temps at night.
What can I do to get these little guys in the ground and dormant so they come back with a bang next spring? Plant ASAP and then bury with a mound of dead leaves?