Loganberry Plant Info: How To Grow Loganberries In The Garden
How To Care For A Loganberry Plant
The most common question I get asked is “how do I grow a loganberry plant?”
Well, here’s my answer:
1) You need to have some soil!
2) You need to water it regularly.
(It needs to be moist.)
3) You need to fertilize it every now and then.
(If your soil isn’t fertile enough, you won’t see any growth at all.)
4) You need to give it plenty of sunlight.
(A sunny window will work great!)
Now let me tell you why I think these are the 4 things that make up a good loganberry plant.
First off, if you don’t have soil or water, then what do you use?
You’ll need something to grow your plant from! Soil is probably the first thing you’d want to start with. If you’re lucky enough to live near a farm where they grow their own food, then that would be ideal. But even if not, there are lots of other places around the world where you can buy soil online or from a garden center.
Soil is usually made out of sand, clay or gravel and it’s very easy to obtain. If you can’t find any soil that’s ideal for your zone, then you can always make it yourself. If that doesn’t work out, then you can always try something else like cups, jars or anything that holds water, but the softer the better!
The second thing is water. It’s very easy to water your plant, all you have to do is pour water over it. If you’re using soil from a bag, then you might need to water it more often.
But if you’re using soil from somewhere else such as a cup, then it shouldn’t need watered as much.
The third thing is fertilizer. You can use special types of fertilizer such as bone meal or blood meal, but those can be pretty hard to find and are quite expensive. If you want to use something simpler like Miracle-Gro, that’ll do just fine.
Just make sure to dilute it with water before you pour it on your soil.
The final thing is sunlight. This is pretty easy to get a hold of, and all you have to do is make sure your loganberry plant sits somewhere with plenty of light. If it doesn’t get enough light, it’ll start growing slower and some of its leaves might even turn a pale color.
So if that happens, place it somewhere with more light!
When you take care of your loganberry plant, it should start growing more and more each day. The first thing you’ll notice is the leaves. The next thing you’ll see is the stem, and then eventually the berries!
After a while, you might even get a few flowers. But no need to worry about those unless you want to make berries indoors, which isn’t impossible! Just give it enough time and love and your loganberry plant will do just fine!
If you have any more questions about taking care of a loganberry plant, just leave me a comment! I’d love to help you out in any way that I can. Good luck and happy farming!
Sources & references used in this article:
The Raspberry and Loganberry Beetle and its Control: Some Experiments with a Pyrethrum Emulsion Spray. by CL Walton – Journal of Pomology and Horticultural Science, 1930 – Taylor & Francis
Berry plant by FA Newberry – 1951 – Google Patents
The Growing of Loganberries by E Baker – Farming in South Africa, 1935 – journals.co.za