Properly transplant blackberries

Properly transplant blackberries

Find a good location for the blackberry

Blackberries are loyal suppliers of delicious berries in the home garden, which gradually ripen throughout the summer and can be freshly harvested for months. With just a little care in the form of regular fertilization and annual pruning, blackberry plants almost constantly rejuvenate themselves and can therefore give pleasure for decades. That's why it's a shame when old blackberry plants have to be removed from the garden when building greenhouses or other projects. If you are looking for a new location for a blackberry plant, you should choose a location that is as sunny as possible and sheltered from the wind. Sometimes it is also a good idea to put blackberry plants on a trellis in front of a sunny house wall in order to move the ripening period a little forward.

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Transplanting in spring is ideal

The best chance of survival for the blackberry plant is offered by transplanting in spring. As soon as the upper soil layer is no longer frozen, blackberries can be replanted until around April. If the plant to be transplanted has annual branches, it is possible that fruits can be harvested from the plant in the same year. As with all plants, prolonged dry periods for transplanting should be avoided. However, there is still no excessive heat in early spring, so that watering the plant after moving is usually sufficient for irrigation.

Prepare the planting hole correctly

The period between digging and re-planting should be as short as possible to protect the blackberry roots from drying out. The roots should remain on the plant as completely as possible when digging out, otherwise a larger pruning of the rods is necessary to compensate. A hole of at least 50x50x50 centimeters should be dug for planting. In order to optimally apply the fertilization for the first year of standing, the following natural fertilizers can be mixed with the plant substrate:

  • Horse manure
  • Chicken litter
  • Cow dung in dried pellet form
  • mulched lawn clippings

Tips & Tricks

If an old blackberry stick cannot be dug up due to its branched roots, it can also be propagated using cuttings. These are ideally cut from annual rods and usually take root within a few weeks.

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