The four thornless blackberry plants I planted back in early February are really taking off. I now have several canes that are near the top of my 8 ft. trellis I built for them and they are sending off side canes that are filling out the space very densely. If they continue at this pace, I should have a bumper crop of berries next summer.
I can't wait because they are one of my favorite summer fruits and picking them in the wild is sometimes more hassle than it is worth. Last year we had little rain and it took its toll on berry production on the wild plants and this year has been even dryer. At least I can control their watering with the plants growing in my yard.