Cathy Isom has a some helpful tips for growing raspberries in your own backyard. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Raspberries are hardy, cold tolerant, and easy to grow with a few issues. They’re also packed with vitamin A, B6, C, E, and K, as well as copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, and potassium.
There are several different varieties of Raspberries, so choose which ones grow best in your planting zone.
Raspberries love the sun, and are happiest with morning ray and a bit of afternoon shade. Many varieties can withstand full sun as well, as long as they get plenty of watering. Soil should be moist, but never wet, as this will cause root rot, destroying your plants.
Most varieties will only fruit during the second summer after planting—approximately 16-18 months. Prune back woody second year canes after berries have grown, and avoid pruning the green stems. These will become the next years’ canes for new fruits.
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