Question about taking blackberry cuttings

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    Ringo Perkov Member Premium Member GOLD

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    Hello! Could anyone help answer a question or two for me? I've been trying to take some blackberry cuttings to get more bushes, and following youtube guides, but whenever I try, they sort of end up like this, [​IMG] [​IMG] Hence the yellow and brown spotting. Is this something wrong with my main plant? And if so, how do I fix it? All in all, can someone help me take proper blackberry cuttings that survive happily? Thanks!
     
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    Hi Ringo, you don't say what country you are in.

    If in Australia, most berries are grown on root stock that resists fungal disease which manifests as yellowing margins on leaves.
    Or your soil might be incorrect pH for berries.
    Some berries prefer quite acid pH.
    If you look up the pH charts I posted you'll see what minerals are available or not according to the pH, then look up the indicators of too much or not enough of that mineral, you will discover why the leaves are yellowing.

    Since some of those leaves have drying and curling margins, I'd say there's a fungal disease in your soil.
    I did a very detailed post about two years ago on tomato plant diseases which you will find enlightening.
     
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    I'm in south Florida zone 9b-10a pretty much. Thank you for the input, I will check and try to see what the matter is. The second question I'm wondering if you could answer, do you know if it's possible to start blackberry cuttings in water? Thank you!
     
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    I wouldn't, but you can try and let us know how you get on.
     
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    Alright thanks, I'll take one a bit later on and see how it goes haha!
     
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    I have blackberries that are a bit over a yr. old and I am expecting them to have runners I can separate for multiplying my plants. I am on the gulf coast of Texas and got prime ark thornless plants from Stark Bros.

    Good luck and Happy Growing !

    P J the DivingTemptress and Dirt Diva
     
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