Beginner Raspberry Gardening

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You don't have to be a gardening expert to cultivate a lovely raspberry garden right at home. Find out about beginner raspberry gardening with help from a longtime gardener and blogger in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Amy from, and I'm here to talk today about beginner raspberry gardening. I'm standing by a bed of raspberries that's not brand new. These are heritage red raspberries that are grown in my yard. And they've been giving me fruit for years and years and years and they've been wonderful. To get started with raspberries, you need to make some choices. There's a lot to choose from and there are a lot of things to think about. There are two basic kinds. Red raspberries and black raspberries and they're both delicious and wonderful. And they're the kind that are primocane that will grow on the very first year of wood. So when a green shoot comes up it'll give you fruit that very first summer. There's a kind that are floracane that fruit after the cane comes up in one year you get fruit on it the spring of the next year. And then there's the kind like this heritage raspberries these are primocane, that are only this tall. They're called erect and they're the kind that are trailing. And they just go on and on and on for ten or 12 feet. And those are things that you need to think about in terms of your choices. But you also need to think about what will be good in your area in terms of cold hardiness and heat tolerance and the best way to find out about those considerations are to talk to your county extension office and see what's recommended for your area so that you'll have the best luck that you can with raspberries. Regardless of the ones that you pick, the things that you'll need to think about in terms of this soil and the location are that the raspberries will need sun to be as productive as possible and they'll also need if you have heavy clay soil like I do, they'll need to be raised up a little bit so that they don't stay wet, and to have good organic matter dug in and the pH of the soil needs to be between six and six and a half. Here in north Georgia, the pH is a little bit lower. It's a lot lower and so it needs to be adjusted. So think about the soil conditions where you are and what you need to do before you get started. But if you take care of those basic considerations about where you plant it and getting the soil right, and that you pick a variety that's good for your area, then you will have very good luck with raspberries too. And you also will have raspberries for years and years to come. This is Amy again talking about beginner raspberry gardening and I hope you have very good luck too.


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