Week of January 15, 2019
Raspberries are easy to grow and make a great hedge along a fence. When choosing a location to plant, select an area as far away from any wild blackberries (at least 300 feet), and the soil should be well-drained. If your soil is poorly draining, amend with some compost or plant in a raised area. If you don’t plan on planting against a fence, a support structure should be put up to support the plants from falling to the ground. Space your raspberries about 2-3 feet apart and plant at the same level they were planted in the nursery. Mulch around the plants to control weeds and protect from winter injury. Raspberries will put out new shoots (primocanes) the first year and bear fruit the second year on those canes (floricanes).