I am looking fro blackberry recipes. I Planted blackberries two years ago and we picked 6 pints this year. I am also am trying to find out if blackberry canes can be cut back in the early spring (March) and fertilized with a 10-10-10 fertilizer in May so that the berries will ripen in the end of September, after the birds are gone. We treat our raspberries this way and we get a bumper crop each September-October. Our raspberries are ever bearing and we choose to skip the summer crop to avoid fighting the birds. There is so much knowledge on this site, I hope someone will know.