Container Gardening: How to Plant Blackberries

I am adding blackberries to my container garden, and I am very excited. I am going to be planting Apache Blackberries. What's neat about these particular blackberries is that they are thornless. Unfortunately my timing is off. Had I started in April, I would have been seeing some blackberries as early as June. But since it is the middle of summer I will have to wait for my blackberries until next year.

It's worth the wait.

Getting the blackberry plant in is easy. I have my galvanized container and I have already punched the drainage holes in the bottom. I have also added the ½" of gravel for proper drainage.

This bush is going to grow pretty big, so I just have to keep that in mind and keep my eye on it.

I will dig my hole, put the blackberry plant in it, cover with potting soil and water thoroughly. That's all there is to it.

Now I just have to wait until next year for some delicious berries.