Re: [gardeners] Re: Blackberry vines

Allen and Judy Merten (
Wed, 21 Apr 1999 00:37:13 -0500

Hi Vicki,
    Are you removing all the blackberries and plums for cattle pasture? If not
all that wild fruit will draw in some really beautiful birds. Part of our place
is a Texas Wildscape. We leave the wild plums and dew berries for the birds.
Bastrop Co.
SE Central Tx wrote:

> Thanks bsk,
> We've been brush hogging the 20 acres...another pest -- the wild plum
> thickets. We're just blessed with lots of pests! I have been picking the wild
> blackberries for our personal use, but hadn't thought about selling them for
> profit. As you know copperheads & diamond back rattlers love to call those
> blackberry & plum thickets "home sweet home." So that's one liability issue
> right there.
> All our trees lean to the north because of the constant wind from the
> south...and the grasshoppers were already hatching out in February. Living in
> Oklahoma (where the wind goes sweeping down the plains...) can be a real
> challenge!
> Vicki Day-Cook
> Oklahoma