2. Adapting Watering Needs
Watering is an obviously essential part of plant growth, and even people who have never taken to gardening in their lives will know that plants need water – but the trick for more advanced gardeners is figuring out just how much water the plants they’re working with will need, and then adapting this according to the individual plant, the season and the current conditions of the soil.
Blackberries are a type of plant that likes to get a lot of water, although it’s also common for first-time gardeners to overdo it and drown their plants; start off with watering once per week, and change this as needed – when the soil becomes dry, water, and waterless as seasons change and the rain increases.
Don’t water blackberries in full sunlight: Water droplets can create a magnifying glass effect, which can scorch an otherwise-fine plant.
As a rule, nutrients in the water aren’t necessary – but can sometimes be used to adjust the pH of the soil when needed.