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karen17-Mar-03 11:43 AM EST 2a   
PatA18-Mar-03 11:10 PM EST 3a   
carolincalgary23-Mar-03 04:04 PM EST   
karen24-Mar-03 06:50 PM EST 2a   
H31-Mar-03 07:16 AM EST 7b   
PatA01-Apr-03 02:21 PM EST 3a   
H06-Apr-03 08:44 AM EST 7b   
PatA08-Apr-03 01:41 AM EST 3a   
14-Apr-03 09:42 PM EST 2b   
Joy15-Apr-03 06:18 AM EST 6a   
Judy in Sask.20-Apr-03 10:39 AM EST 2a   
David25-Apr-03 11:13 PM EST 3a   
Babbs16-May-04 08:43 AM EST 2b   
Patricia16-May-04 03:48 PM EST 5   
durte430-May-04 02:43 PM EST 3   
Catherine (3a)13-Jun-04 04:05 AM EST   
Laurie08-Jun-14 11:17 AM EST 3a   
Laurie08-Jun-14 11:18 AM EST 3a   
Laurie08-Jun-14 11:18 AM EST 3a   


Subject: suggest. on growing raspberries-praries
From: karen
Zone: 2a
Date: 17-Mar-03 11:43 AM EST

I'm starting a vegie garden for the first time this year, and would really like to plant some red raspberries along the end of the garden/against 6ft. fence. The area chosen is shade mid-morning, full sun afternoon, which brings me to my question- What type of raspberries should I be looking for (I plan to purchase from a nursary) and how big should they be when I go to purchase them, and for a first year will there be a big enough growth to pick. Thank you, Karen


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: PatA
Zone: 3a
Date: 18-Mar-03 11:10 PM EST

Karen, raspberries do very well with late afternoon sun. Make sure you give them room. If they are happy you may find them growing as much as 6' wide with little suckers apearing several more feet away. A couple of very hardy varieties are BOYNE which produces large tasty fruit on canes a year old (as they age prune out all stems two years old and older)and HERITAGE which produces good fruit on the new shoots(can be pruned to the ground every year, much neater). Either way you probably won't get much fruit the first year. You can buy both either as potted plants, several stalks in a 1 gal pot or some garden centers sell BARE ROOT which is a single stalk bare, no soil, early in the spring which you plant right away. This is usually cheaper so you can buy more. Bare root is a good value and they seem to catch up to the potted plants just fine by the second season. The third season you will find raspberries really take off so have your buckets for picking ready PatA


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: carolincalgary
Zone:
Date: 23-Mar-03 04:04 PM EST

Jaren dont plant your raspberries right against the fence - it will be hard to get at all the fruit - leave a path. Also as you probably know they sucker a lot. I put a barrier of 6x12 patio blocks (12 inches down) around my bed and it stopped almost all the suckering into the rest of the garden - apparently they dont go below that depth.I have a 2x4 post with two cross posts at either end and wire strung at two levels which keeps the canes upright. Good luck. Theres nothing quite like having your own raspberries


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: karen
Zone: 2a
Date: 24-Mar-03 06:50 PM EST

Thank you for the replies, one of the things I didn't plan on was the puckering, yes now I do recall my father having cement blocks around them, and he also had access to all corners of the raspberries, need to go back and re-do the plans for the garden. lol, thank you


Subject: Lantana
From: H
Zone: 7b
Date: 31-Mar-03 07:16 AM EST

How soon do the nurseries release lantanas? I am new to this area and am learning all about springtime. I guess they will not bloom until summer but would really like to see them sooner, like next week, ha-ha! I need them for a butterfly garden and of course am impatient. Oh, well.


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: PatA
Zone: 3a
Date: 01-Apr-03 02:21 PM EST

H, in my area we grow Lantana as a filler plant for hanging baskets so they will be ready for sale any time soon. We treat them as annuals, so you will be happy to know they should be blooming by late May/early June.(just in time for the butterflies) Check with a local nursery as to whether you can over winter in your area! You probably won't find them as a mature shrub like you would in extreme south U.S.A.

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Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: H
Zone: 7b
Date: 06-Apr-03 08:44 AM EST

Do raspberries need fetilizer? Planted 5 Heritage bareroot 2 black rasp and 1 more red Johnson? last week. All are leafing out. This is our first real adventure with raspberries. Thanks.


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: PatA
Zone: 3a
Date: 08-Apr-03 01:41 AM EST

H, raspberries seem to survive on quite lean soil(no nutrition) but a fertilizer with low Nitrogen and higher Phosphorous and Potassium works to encourage flower and fruit formation. Greenleaf puts out a granular fertilizer called GREEN VALLEY BERRY FOOD that seems to work just fine. It can be used for strawberries and blueberries too. I've seen it in many Canadian garden centres.


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From:
Zone: 2b
Date: 14-Apr-03 09:42 PM EST


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: Joy
Zone: 6a
Date: 15-Apr-03 06:18 AM EST

Raspberries can survive on lean soil, but they are naturally quite heavy feeders, and usually need moving after a few years. Feed with a designated berry feeder or manure.


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: Judy in Sask.
Zone: 2a
Date: 20-Apr-03 10:39 AM EST

When is the best time to move raspberries??


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: David
Zone: 3a
Date: 25-Apr-03 11:13 PM EST

My raspberries seem to disease easily so I'm replanting to a new area. I'm interested in what you said about Heritage plants not succoring. When do they grow first fruit after planting bare root?


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: Babbs
Zone: 2b
Date: 16-May-04 08:43 AM EST

Hi! I just purchased three rasp plants (#2Boyne,#1Heritage)Any ideas as to where to plant?


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: Patricia (iris1@rogers.com)
Zone: 5
Date: 16-May-04 03:48 PM EST

Suckers on raspberries: although we may think of suckers on raspberries as "a problem" it's important to remember that this is how raspberries "work". Year 1: a new cane comes up (it starts as a little "sucker") then year 2, this cane blooms and fruits and dies. Meanwhile, new canes are coming up. Each cane has a 2-year cycle. So - if you are successful in removing all suckers, in a couple of years, you won't have any raspberries!


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: durte4 (durte4@hotmail.com)
Zone: 3
Date: 30-May-04 02:43 PM EST

I have 3 types of raspberries mixed together. The usual reds which are nice, purple ones that are sweeter and larger than the reds and yellow which is the sweetest of all and the same size as the reds. I keep my bed heavily mulched and have had great crops for the 4 years i have had them.


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: Catherine (3a)
Zone:
Date: 13-Jun-04 04:05 AM EST

I was given some mature canes and some new suckers from my cousin's raspberry patch and have transplanted them into a new area that was previously sod. Most of them are looking like they are over any shock from the transplant, but I was wondering if I could give them anything to give them a better start, especially the new suckers. I killed off the grass with wipe-out and added lots of compost to the black soil. There is a large, (30') spruce tree about 10 feet away, the branches hang just over the edge of the bed. Will this be to acidic for the raspberries? Catherine


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: Laurie
Zone: 3a
Date: 08-Jun-14 11:17 AM EST

The leaves on some of my plants are turning yellow. What does this indicate?


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: Laurie
Zone: 3a
Date: 08-Jun-14 11:18 AM EST

The leaves on some of my plants are turning yellow. What does this indicate?


Subject: RE: growing raspberries
From: Laurie
Zone: 3a
Date: 08-Jun-14 11:18 AM EST

The leaves on some of my plants are turning yellow. What does this indicate?


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