Growing blackberries in pots is so much easier than growing them in the garden because they can literally take over your entire garden! Although blackberries are delicious, they can be a nuisance in the garden as they will literally take on everything. Growing blackberries in pots is super easy! You don't need to worry that they're taking up a lot of space, and they're easy to care for!

Grow Blackberries In Pots

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Blackberries are best grown in USDA zones 6-8, but once they're established, they can just grow anywhere! It doesn't need much care, just a lot of sun. Once you have your delay plant established, it is very self-sufficient!

CHOOSING THE RIGHT TYPE OF BLACKBERRIES

There are many different varieties of blackberries, and all of these will grow great in pots, but it's best if you choose those without thorns. Thornless blackberries will grow much better in pots.

THE POT/CONTAINER

To grow blackberries in pots, you will need a pot that is at least 6 gallons or larger and is at least 6 inches deep. Blackberry roots like to spread out horizontally rather than vertically, so make sure your ugly pot is wider than it is long.

PLANT BLACKBERRIES

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To plant your blackberries, you will need to fill your pot or container with either potting soil or topsoil mix. Whether you are growing from seed or a grown plant, the same rules apply. Once your blackberry plant starts to grow, you may need to insert a stake or trellis so the plant can climb!

TAKE CARE OF YOUR BLACKBERRY PLANT

  1. To grow blackberries in pots, you need good drainage in your pot. Water regularly and check the surface of the soil to see if it is dry. If the soil surface is dry, be sure to water.
  2. Apply a light fertilizer once in the spring and again a month after that.
  3. Keep in full sun.
  4. Very important to remember is that blackberries grow best on one year old stems. For this, immediately you have harvested them, cut the old stems to the surface of the earth. Tie off any new stems that have grown.
  5. In the winter, apply compost around the base to protect your blackberry plant and cover it to protect it from frost.

People also ask


Where do blackberries grow best?


Blackberries prefer loamy, well-drained soil with a pH of 5.5 to 7.0 and grow well in full sun with six to eight hours of direct sunlight. Their average height and spread vary widely, but in general you need to place each plant three to five feet apart if you plan on growing more than one plant.

What is the best soil for blackberries?

loamy soils

Blackberries grow best in well-drained sandy or loamy soils with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. A good supply of organic matter in the soil improves aeration and drainage and increases water-holding capacity. Organics can be applied in summer or autumn before planting.

Is blackberries hard to grow?


Blackberries, like raspberries, are very easy to grow. Once this native berry is ripe, prepare for a bountiful harvest by picking it every couple of days!

What is the best month to plant blackberries?


You can also expand your blackberry garden by digging up plant cuttings and planting them as "cuttings". The Oklahoma Extension Service says you can plant any time during dormancy (winter), but most gardeners plant blackberries in February or early March.


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