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Growing Organic Raspberries

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Growing organic raspberries let you avail two big advantages; you can eat the berries and the leaves will be good for tea. Raspberry is a great fruit and consuming even a single raspberry means taking benefits of many fruits through one. Raspberries tend to grow at their best in areas where it stays mild in winters and cool during the summers. The soil that is a little acidic in nature with being well drained works best for growing organic raspberries. You can grow organic raspberries through a number of ways including tissue culture, tip layering, stem cuttings, and seeds of course.
The advantage of growing raspberries is that they spread underground. This means that if you plant a few this year; you will find some more growing on the same place the next year automatically. You should begin growing raspberries in spring as this is the ideal season. You can either choose to go with container gardening or by planting their stems straight at the soil. If you choose to plant them in the soil; make sure it is clear from weeds and racked well. You will then need to turn the soil a few times with organic compost. Now since the raspberry roots are pretty shallow; a hole of around ten inches should be dug.


You also need to focus on the vegetable beds where these plants will be planted. You need to keep space of around 2 ft between every plant and they need to be placed in rows; make sure every row is 8ft away from the other. Once the plants start giving raspberries; they become really heavy and bend over so you need to provide them with support so they do not fall. Trellis or a cane staking would be a good choice for providing support to these plants. These two supports will also make it easier for you to pick the berries and make sure that they are clean since they will not be touching the ground at any point.
Pruning is also very important so the older canes can be removed and newer canes can be able to give more good fruit. When the summers arrive, you will see that the newer canes will start producing more raspberries till its fall time. Make sure you provide them with a little nitrogen fertilizers too; this aids to their growth but make sure not to over dose them either.