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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Apr 11, 2012 6:49 PM CST
The rains and mild winter really did wonders for the blackberries this year. I picked two gallons of these in my back yard today. I could have picked some more but I was getting a little tired bending over. Still a lot more waiting to ripen.
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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Apr 11, 2012 8:43 PM CST

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Those are gorgeous! We used to have an entire fence line of blackberry vines at the lake. We had a flood up there and the blackberries never came back. We used to pick them and share with our town neighbors. I'd make jam. I miss them, but don't think we'd plant again. Too many deer now to compete with.
Name: Margaret
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mcash70
Apr 11, 2012 10:59 PM CST
Your blackberries look so good!! I tried to grow them here but no luck, they struggled through our long cold winters for a couple of years then died!! Sad
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Apr 11, 2012 11:08 PM CST
I've never tried growing blackberries. These are just weeds growing in my back yard. After hurricane Rita I had a lot of debris in the back that I didn't want to mess with so I let the blackberries have that area. Now I'm reaping the reward for my laziness.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 12, 2012 4:26 AM CST
Look at those berries! Makes me want to go pickin' right now! Lovey dubby

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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Apr 12, 2012 6:15 AM CST
Horntoad said:I've never tried growing blackberries. These are just weeds growing in my back yard. After hurricane Rita I had a lot of debris in the back that I want to mess with so I let the blackberries have that area. Now I'm reaping the reward for my laziness.


You are too funny! I love blackberries Drooling but mine come in a package.
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dave
Apr 18, 2012 6:42 AM CST

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We picked our first blackberries yesterday - got about 3 quarts. These were the wild ones growing in the bottomland. Our domestic berries are only now flowering.

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