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Watering Hybrid Berry Plants

When watering loganberries, be sure to water at the base of the plant to avoid fungal diseases. Once the fruit begins to swell, keep the plant well watered.

NOTE: This is part 10 in a series of 11 articles. For a complete background on how to grow hybrid berry plants, we recommend starting from the beginning.

Tayberries require an average amount of water. If you receive about an inch of rainfall every 10 days or so, your plants will be fine. If it gets really dry, you can give your new plants a good, thorough soaking with a hose. The best way to do this is to let your garden hose trickle slowly. This gives the water a chance to soak in instead of running off. You can also use a soaker hose to water several plants at once.

In case of a drought, watering is especially important when the berries are forming.

Boysenberries require an average amount of water. If you receive about an inch of rainfall every 10 days or so, your plants will be fine. If it gets really dry, you can give your new plants a good, thorough soaking with a hose. Both overhead and trickle irrigation systems are ideal for boysenberry cultivation.

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