Wednesday, April 13, 2016

What has happened to the raspberry patch!!

These are the little bare root raspberries last March.

Last March Allan and I planted two rows of Tulameen Raspberries. They were little six inch sticks with tiny bare roots. We actually got a small crop of berries last year. That seemed bizarre to us. This year we have an unbelievable situation on our hands. Check out the number of runners we have. What has us gob-smacked is how densely they have come up. Wow!!


Coming up soon. A post about the new raspberry supports.


Mark Willis said...

Best Practice would say "Thin them out. Keep the best canes, but remove the weaker ones". A smaller harvest of better-quality fruit is better than large amounts of mediocre fruit, I'd say. Looks like you'll have a decent harvest this year, whatever you do!

Erin said...

Thank you so much Mark. I shall thin the canes leaving the biggest and best!!

Pam's English Garden said...

Your raspberries are doing what raspberries do, Erin. We eventually removed ours because they wanted to take over the garden and they became too much work to control. I look forward to seeing your harvest and the resulting jams, etc. P. x

Erin said...

I get what you are saying Pam. I could never grow them before. We are in solid clay here and they would get root rot and die. Then mulch gardening. And presto....raspberry invasion.