Blackberries in a pot - Knowledgebase Question

Chicago, Il
Question by jocelynang
November 4, 2009
I live in Chicago and have blackberry bush growing in pot. It is the first year, so not berries yet. Do I bring in the pot for winter or jsut cover up and leave outside?


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Answer from NGA
November 4, 2009

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Blackberries are winter hardy in your region but the roots might freeze if you leave the pot exposed. So, I suggest you simply dig a hole in the garden and sink the pot into the hole. The soil will help insulate the pot. Don't take the plant indoors - it needs to experience the winter weather so it can rest in anticipation of next spring's growth spurt. Best wishes with your blackberries!

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