Last week while at the nursery to pick up some potting soil we also bought some Raspberry (Can Be Red from Monrovia) and Ollalie Blackberry plants.
I do have a nice place in the garden for them that gets sun from early morning until late afternoon but being really new to berries I have no idea what else they might need (soil requirements etc). For the moment I have just put them in larger pots so that I have some time to research and prepare the beds.
Also I just red Blackberries and Raspberries not to put together, but how far apart should they be?
My plan is: we have a raised concrete patio area in the garden with a shade structure overhead and flower beds around. during the winter we took out the flowers and decided we will put bushes in instead that will climb up trellises and provide some shade for the patio. I built the trellises last weekend and attached them to the corner of the shade structure that gets the most sun. They are put up in a 90- degree angle to each other and I was thinking of planting the berries so that each will grow on one side.
Also, how are the pruning regiments different between black and raspberries?