This video talks all about growing blackberries! Blackberry bushes are fairly easy to grow and are well worth the reward! Some blackberry bushes grow very tall and will require a trellis to help support the height. Blackberry bushes will continue to give fruit year after year, however, it usually takes 2 years for the plant to first produce berries. You can cut any canes that produce fruit at the base after the season is over since they won’t produce again.
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French tarragon is a plant that cannot be grown from seeds, but only transplants or cuttings. Mexican tarragon (a great substitute!) can be grown from seed or be transplanted. This unique herb adds a wonderful taste to your dishes! This is a great plant to use as a companion to other plants as well since it helps to repel many insects.
Summer savory is a tasty herb that is a great addition to the garden and works great as a companion plant for your vegetables
Q: What do you do with pepper and tomato plants over the cool seasons? Do they survive the winter outside or do they come back in the spring?
Mint is not only easy to care for, but it grows and spreads by itself, coming back year after year. For this reason, it is best to keep mints in their own containers so they do not take over other plants in the garden. Mint has a plethora of flavors, and each of those flavors has its own plethora of uses. Popular varieties of mint include spearmint, peppermint, and chocolate mint.
Marjoram is a beautiful evergreen plant that is a great addition to your garden. It helps to attract bees, butterflies, and birds.
Asparagus plants are quite the investment of time taking up to 3 years for a harvest. If you are planning on growing asparagus, make sure to plan ahead and set aside a section of your garden just for this.
Apple trees can be grown in even the smallest of backyards by keeping pruned down. Growing your own apples can be such a tasty reward and you will not regret it! There are many varieties of apples and they have different temperaments for your climate. The best zones to grow apple trees in are USDA Zones 4-8.
Aloe Vera makes a beautiful addition to your indoor succulent or tropical garden! It can be planted outdoors if you live in zone 10 or above, otherwise Aloe Vera makes a great indoor plant for your windowsill.
Elderberries grow on large shrubs. They produce beautiful white flowers in the spring followed by the dark berries in the summer. This large shrub is a terrific attractant to beneficial insects and hummingbirds as well!