Moving Blackberry Canes

sailfish(Boston, North)September 6, 2010

We have some Blackberry canes everybody seems to enjoy including a bear or two. I'm interested in moving some of them. When is the best time to move them? Spring or Fall? Whats the best way to do this? TIA

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prairiemoon2 z6 MA

Hi sailfish. I love the taste of Blackberries and they are very nutritious. I did a consult with a landscape architect at one point and asked about planting blackberries. I have a small 1/4 acre property and there were no blackberries on our property. Since I had other plans for a garden too, he suggested, that if I wanted to grow blackberries and keep them from taking over the entire property, that he recommended in all seriousness, that I dig down three feet around a planting area of blackberries and pour concrete surrounding them. I have no experience growing them, but this advice stuck with me and I would be reluctant to plant them unless I moved and had a much larger property and could let them grow at will in an unused corner. Since you already have blackberries, I would just be careful about moving them to another location. I hope you will get more input from someone who has had experience growing them.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2010 at 12:15AM
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