I purchased a blackberry plant online, planted it in 6-6-6 soil, and it has not stopped growing since. One of the canes is growing sideways. The second cane didn't grow at all, but a blackberry plant somehow sprung out from the ground next to it. I believe I have two more starting to sprout from around the area. Is this normal?
I've clipped off some of the "branches" that grow off the side of the leading cane. They were getting very long and I figured that the key was to get a tall thin cane. I'm wrong aren't I?
How much space do I need in between the two plants? How long until I see Blackberries? How long will the plant last? How do I care for it?
Here some pics of the plants. The first is just the tall one, the second is both the tall and the stubby one next to it.