Scotty_TN wrote:Good point. I guess it is better to buy the tame berries. Any idea on how many berries one bush would yield? I have a fence with enough room to grow about 7 plants.
This is my first year to garden. I am starting with my 4 favorite fruits/veggies. Blackberries, strawberries, tomatoes, and asparagus.
Don't expect any blackberries or asparagus this year. New blackberry plants will grow canes this year that will produce fruit in the summer of 2014.
While they are busy making blackberries, the plants will send up new shoots that will replace the ones that bear fruit next year. Those old canes will need to be removed since they will not produce berries again.
I've not grown asparagus, but it is my understanding they take a few years to get established enough to make a good crop. I'm sure someone in here with more experience will give you the straight scoop on them.