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Q.Blackberry Bush

Zone 5 | ckozaritz added on March 19, 2012 | Answered

I planted a blackberry bush last year and it went crazy big with lots of fruit. I would like to replant to a raised bed. Can I do this now after it’s been in the ground? It’s too big for the spot it’s in.

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Answered on March 20, 2012

Generally, the best time for transplanting blackberries is fall, but spring is the next best time for transplanting them. Select a transplant site that provides full sun, air circulation and is well draining. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blackberries/growing-blackberry-bushes.htm

Also, it may help to do it in the evening to reduce stress/transplant shock, and be sure to include as much of the roots as possible. If you have not already done so, you may want to prune your blackberry bush as well. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blackberries/blackberry-pruning.htm

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Answered on March 23, 2012

To add to NIKKI's GREAT advice when you transplant add some hydro sorb type water crystals to the hole. Your plants will love it and it will really help the plsnt. Another name for these crystals are TERA SORB. what these crystals do are absorb 400 times there weight in water. when the ground is dry the roots have a supply of water till you get to the watering.

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