Second Raspberries Doing Well

in #gardening4 years ago

In my post back in June I talked about primocanes and floricanes.

https://steemit.com/gardening/@garden-to-eat/the-other-red-berry

Well the Floricanes have produced and been cut down but the primocanes are doing well this fall with berries coming in every couple days.

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The primocanes are the first year canes that sprouted in the early spring. They don't do as well as the first picking from the floricanes but if it's a good year I usually get a third to half of what was harvested back in the summer. There are not that many yellow jacks around in my yard this fall since I eliminated a couple of nests. This is probably helping since they love to eat sweet things like raspberries this time of year.

After these canes are done producing sometime in October I will top them off and they will be next year's floricanes. I'll fertilize and compost and that should give me a plentiful harvest next June and July. The cycle continues...

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This is a great read. Is that chicken wire that you use to keep out the birds? This was my problem this year with my raspberries. I purchased a green netting but they still managed to sneek around. They are smart. I think it's the blue Jays. Thanks for sharing

I net my blueberries but not my raspberries. I do cover my raspberries with a floating row in the summer to keep the beetles away however. I lose some to birds but my main problem is the beetles with raspberries.

Great post, looking good and you have a lot of them :)

Thanks! Yes enough to put in my yogurt every day :)