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Blackberries are a really easy plant to grow. You can let them grow freely as a bush, but the easy way to get the most fruit is called the weaving system. This helps keep the plants healthy and makes an unruly plant neat and tidy.
The weaving system uses four wires to separates the one year old, fruiting stems from the current year's new growth, which bears no fruit.
First Year: Your plants will send up vigorous new shoots. As these grow, train them up over the 3rd wire, down under the bottom wire, back over the 3rd, back under the bottom in a wave shape. In the second year, these will be the ones that bear fruit.
Third Year & The Future: Repeat the step above each year.
Tip: When removing the old stems, it is easier to chop them into smaller pieces while they are still sitting on the wires, then untie and remove them.