[Market-farming] Blackberry Problem
Glen Eco Farm
glenecofarm at planetcomm.net
Mon Jun 2 07:11:54 EDT 2008
In my mind there is a possibility of heat being a problem.
Cranberries usually grow in a cooler climate then here in our zone; so...
Peat makes the soil porous. Bark mulch can decay into peat. There may be some nutrients and acidity which it adds to the soil.
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Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Blackberry Problem
I've read about blackberry fertilizer requirements. Most recommend somewhere around 200 lbs. of actual Nitrogen per acre. I have 1/10 acre of berries, so I should put 20 lbs. It's also recommended that the N be spread over the year with most of it before and during bloom but tapering off as Fall approaches.
The Phosphorus in the bone meal really sounds like a good idea to me. I'm going to try that as soon as I can find a good source. Not sure what the Peat is supposed to do though. Anyone know?
Yes, blackberries grow in the wild around here, although not much. I don't have any other brambles. Cold isn't usually a problem here, but heat might be. I've never heard of heat causing problems though.
West Texas Zone 7b
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