Did you know that blackberry plants can help us to save the planet? Out of all of the berry producing plants, the leaves on black berry plants are thicker than other leaves. A thicker, or fatter leaf comes in useful when we want to grow plants that helps us to reduce carbon particles in the air.
Next time you see blackberry plants for sale, you should snap them up and get growing.
Can I Grow Blackberry Plants on My Terrace Or Balcony?
There is absolutely no reason why you should not grow blackberries on your terrace. If you have ground soil that is great, but there are varieties that do well in pots.
Before you go ahead and plant your blackberry plants, you want to make sure they have some kind of support. Although they are not natural climbers, it would appear that they still appreciate something to lean against. The best idea is to grow them against a wall.
Do Blackberries Need Full Sun?
Once again, it depends on what variety you choose. If you think about blackberries natural growing conditions, you will find that they do appreciate some shade. In their natural environment, blackberries grow in hedgerows or at the edge of woodlands.
The answer to the question is no – not all blackberry plant varieties are sun worshippers.
When Can I Harvest My Blackberries?
Most blackberries start to mature from the middle of August onwards. You should keep a careful eye on them. This is a berry that is much loved by birds. If you feed the birds in your garden, balcony or terrace, you may find yourself sharing them with your feathered friends.
Blackberries do not mature all at once. Rather you will find that your blackberries will mature over a matter of weeks and maybe even a month.
Can I Freeze Blackberries?
Yes, you can freeze blackberries. The best way to freeze blackberries, is to freeze them as fresh as possible. Place individually on a tray and put the entire tray in the freezer. Once they are frozen, you can add them to containers.
Frozen blackberries taste great when added to cakes and muffins. Let them cook in the oven with the cake mixture. The end result is a sweet delicious cake.
We often think that growing berries is something very complicated, but it is not. As a matter of fact, nature does most of the work for us.