Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Transplanting Raspberry Canes

Raspberries are one of my favourite fruits so I feel quite lucky to live quite close to a U-pick raspberry farm.  Raspberries even at the U-pick are likely the most expensive local fruit at $2.25 per pint.  The reason for this is raspberries deteriorate rapidly after picking with a refrigeration life of about 2 days.  I usually buy the amount of raspberries I will use that day.  I have never grown raspberries but have decided to put in a raspberry patch this year either here if we stay or at the new house if we move.  Things are still up in the air so I'm moving forward as planned.

Raspberries are either spring or fall bearing from what I have found.  Not only is the fruit delicious but the leaves can be dried for raspberry tea.  According to the research I've done the canes should be planted a foot apart and the roots kept moist after transplanting.  Here is a video I found that explains how to transplant raspberry canes.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    Raspberry it's a fantastic fruit, I love your post. And great video.


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