5 year old buck +
I've got several wild blackberry patches popping up in old fields. I'm thinking a sprinkle of good ol' 12-12-12 is in order. What else can be done to maintain the patches? Deer browse, sure. But I'm mostly interested in the berries. I've been thinking about keeping a path mowed around each for easier access. Perhaps I should leave the width of the path when mowing next year and make the new path next to the old one, to allow them to spread more. Would this be appropriate? Any other suggestions are quite welcome as well.