Showing the Raspberry Patch Who’s Boss
A few years ago a friend of ours gave us a few raspberry plants. We had this vision for a fruit themed garden with blueberries and strawberries and of course our new raspberry plants. Yeah, we had BIG plans for this garden. Then reality set in.
After a few tries we gave up on the blueberries. We killed a lot of blueberry bushes. The strawberries were OK until the raspberries completely took over. I read that raspberries can be their own worst enemy as they get so thick that not enough sun gets through and even though there are plenty of healthy raspberry plants, there is hardly any fruit.
We decided it was time to take back the patch from all those nasty prickly raspberry bushes and create some order in the chaos. Check out the video:
First we found some heavy duty fencing stakes at a big box store. We identified three rows of plants to keep and got to work pounding in the stakes and stringing wire between them for the plants to grow through.
Raspberry plants need a little direction so we wove the plants through the wires we strung through our fence posts. We transplanted the extra raspberry plants between rows along the new rows. To make it easier to work on the raspberry plants and for picking later in the summer, we added concrete pavers for a path between rows.
Now stella and the other grandkids will have a place to walk when they pick raspberries this summer.
Check out some of these raspberry recipes:
Raspberry Buttercream Sandwich Cookies
Coconut Raspberry Bellini
Heart Shaped Raspberry Rolls
Mini No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecakes
Raspberry Champagne Sparkler
Meyer Lemon Raspberry Yogurt Cake