Growing Raspberries & Blackberries

By on February 02, 2012

In this video, Tricia shares her tips for planting and maintaining blackberry and raspberry vines.

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I just planted a blackberry in my backyard. Should I create a trellis for it? I’ve seen wild blackberries grow into massive thickets. Will my domestic berry do that as well?

Posted by Liz on Feb. 26, 2017 at 7:20:56 PM

Liz, Your blackberries can be planted along a fence and thus tied up to the fence. The do need some kind of support, so you can put in bamboo or some kind of support and tie your plants to that. You will need to keep your blackberries pruned as the old canes die out. This will keep your blackberries from getting out of hand. I have blackberries in my yard and they can get pretty thick if not kept pruned up.

Posted by Suzanne at on Feb. 27, 2017 at 12:44:48 PM


Thank you, Suzanne! I appreciate the clarification. I don’t have a chainlink fence, so I will look into some trellis ideas.
Thanks for the great videos.

Posted by Liz on Feb. 27, 2017 at 7:06:55 PM

Liz, no problem. Good luck with your blackberries!

Posted by Suzanne at on Feb. 28, 2017 at 4:42:58 PM


I planted my raspberries about 1 1/2 to 2 feet apart, if they are planted too close what could be some of the negative effects?

Posted by Gayle on Apr. 30, 2017 at 8:44:36 PM

Gayle, I think they will be ok at 1 1/2’, since we advise to plant at 2-3’, you just might need to thin them out sooner. Raspberries are really not too hard to grow.

Posted by Suzanne at on May. 01, 2017 at 11:32:37 AM


What is the most effective way you found to keep ants and other hungry bugs from eating away at your yield. Each year it appears that the ants get to our blackberries before we do.

Posted by Natalia on Jun. 10, 2017 at 11:39:43 AM

Natalia, we have a good video on ant control and also some good products that you can put out in your garden. Here is the link to those products,

Posted by Suzanne at on Jun. 14, 2017 at 10:52:06 AM

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