Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Finegardening.com: How to Grow Raspberries

A friend sent me this article today, and it is full of detailed advice for creating a great raspberry garden.  After reading it, I am hoping that we have adequately planned for our soil needs, watering needs, and overall space for them in our design.

by Darlene White

"Select an everbearing variety, practice a few trellising and pruning tricks, and pick berries from July through fall

You may think the sheer gustatory pleasure of wolfing down ripe, juicy raspberries, whose flavor explodes in your mouth, is reason enough to grow them. Well, think again. Raspberries are not just another tasty berry; they are loaded with healthful attributes. They're high in fiber and contain vitamin A, folate, antioxidants, and numerous minerals; the juice contains vitamin C; and those sometimes-annoying little seeds contain vitamin E. And, of course, if you have a raspberry patch, you have endless dessert possibilities."

Read the rest of the article by clicking here!

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