September 17, 2020

Caring for the Raspberry Bushes

Berry picking season is over now, so it's time to trim the old canes and branches back and get the bushes ready for next year.

I love growing berries and have been growing them for a long time. I currently have large patches of red raspberries, golden raspberries, black raspberries, gooseberries, and currants. Many berries are best eaten raw, but they can be used in a variety of ways - as ingredients in jams and jellies, pies and tarts, and delicious summer juices. For the best yields from these plants, it's crucial to keep them well-maintained - they need to be pruned properly and regularly. Pruning produces larger berries in greater volumes. It also helps to control diseases that might otherwise spread through the berry patches. This week, my outdoor grounds crew tended the raspberries.

Here are some photos - enjoy.