My next question-- Blackberries
I've done some research on pruning but havent found a definitive answer about when to prune the laterals. After I pruned the tips off the canes the laterals started to grow, and grow,and grow. This is only their 2nd year so I did'nt anticipate the jungle that I have now. Two Apaches, one Navaho, and one Doyle are still producing berries so I can't cut off those canes yet. The Doyle has lived up to their advertising and have more berries than the others combined. My problem is the laterals are growing 4 to 8ft. in every direction and I can't get down the middle of the row without stepping on them. I would like to tie some up but can't tell where to start. Can the laterals be trimmed up now or do I wait till winter? Also a question about corn stalks. After you've picked the corn, what do you do with the stalks. Can they be plowed under where they stand or do you have to compost them?