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Blackberries: Grow, Harvest and Recipes To Enjoy

This week we focus on blackberries that you can grow in a container and also the traditional blackberries that grow directly in the ground.  In today’s share I’m potting up a great trial plant I’m growing from friends at Brazel Berries so be sure to check the video below shows just how it’s done!

My Blackberries

I have had so much fun harvesting berries that grow wild in my home garden and some of the new varieties for home gardeners.  It seems like every year new varieties come out for home and garden.  In this post, I share a few of the new container varieties.  I have introduced a few to my year-round garden in the dome as well.

Blackberries: Grow, Harvest and Recipes

In this presentation join me and my friend, Janet Cassidy, as we share our experience with blackberries. I’m potting up my thornless blackberry plant that will be added to the geodesic biodome garden while Janet and I chat about our experience growing and harvesting the berry.   Don’t forget the recipe share….. you’ll find some great recipes you can use from your berry harvest or the fruit you pick up at your local farmers market.

Find this video on the Spade To Spoon Playlist

My friend and co: host of this event share loads of great information about blackberries on her site at JansJars.blogpost.com

Blackberry Recipes

The best blackberries are the ones that are harvest when completely ripe.  If you pick a berry too soon they may taste bitter and not as sweet as completely ripe fruit.  Below are a few recipes you’ll love to try out so be sure to click and bookmark them to use after your next blackberry harvest.

Homemade Blackberry Ice Cream Recipe

Blackberry Growing Tips

During the presentation, I demonstrated how to grow a blackberry plant in a container.  Be sure to follow the tips below for successful growing in your home garden.

  • Grow a container variety plant.
  • Use a tall container
  • Don’t pack the soil to tight
  • Have proper drainage in the container
  • Blackberries like acid in the soil so be sure to use the proper food for the plant.
  • Do not overwater the plant in containers.
  • During the winter months in the colder season be sure to mulch the container and store in a safe spot outside.  The plant can also be grown in a greenhouse over the winter months.

Let’s Connect

Are you ready to grow some blackberries of your own now?  I hope so!!!  I’d really love it if you shared comment below to let me know what you think about growing berries in home gardens and if you have any questions please share as well.  I want to thank you for stopping by my site today because your time is appreciated.  If you have a topic you’d like to request for Janet and me to cover in the weeks to come please comment below.

Happy Gardening,



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