Blackberries are easy to grow in a home garden provided you choose the proper location to plant them. Two types of blackberries are available: erect cultivars, which produce canes that somewhat support their weight, and trailing cultivars, which have canes that do not grow upright. Erect blackberries require a trellis for support; trailing blackberries do not. Blackberries, which typically ripen at the height of summer, are best when picked in the late morning and immediately refrigerated.
Choose a location for planting. Blackberries should be grown in a site that gets plenty of sun and provides well-draining soil.
Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the plant's entire root structure.
Place the first of your plants in the hole, allowing the roots to spread out naturally.
Fill in the hole, making sure to pack the soil firmly so no air bubbles remain.
Repeat steps 2 to 4 for additional plants, spacing them 4 feet to 10 feet apart if you are growing trailing cultivars; 4 feet to 6 feet apart if you are planting erect cultivars. Rows of blackberry plants should be spaced 8 feet to 10 feet apart.
Water the newly planted blackberry plants thoroughly so they can begin to establish their roots in their new location.