reconditioning raspberries

ljpother(3a)April 10, 2012

I cleaning out my raspberry patch. After I cut out last years bearing canes, there isn't much left. I have a few plants around the yard I can put in; but, should I dig up the patch and put the canes in a pretty row. The patch is at least 5 years old and I have have lost some to drought and disease.

Also, the canes are in a row in a raised mound (about a foot high and two wide). I'm not sure why this was done. The patch has been there long enough for canes to move downslope away from the centre.

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Raspberries will live longer in very well-drained soil, that may be why they were planted on mounded dirt.

If your zone 3a plants are not showing any signs of new growth yet, you can dig & move, otherwise wait until late fall or before the ground freezes again.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 11:00PM
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    Bookmark   April 12, 2012 at 10:23AM
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