Beginner gardener help with Raspberries
My wife and I purchased a home and with this home came a beautiful urban garden. There is a box about 15-20' long with Raspberries and they have produced a very satisfying yield so far. Apparently the Raspberries have been there for about four years.
My question is: along with the fruit bearing stalks a large amount of non fruit bearing stalks have been poking out of the plant and looked to be overtaking the plants. A neighbor came by and told me that they are sapping nutrients and that I should clear them out.
I cleared them yesterday and now I fear, after thinking more about it, maybe I killed next years yield?
Could someone advise me on if I have made a mistake and if so how to rectify it?
These new stalks were almost higher than the fruit bearing stalks. There are still a few left that I missed and the other ones I pruned down to about 3"
(I am assuming they are summer everbearing raspberries.)