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Success Growing Raspberries
Choose a position sheltered from the hot afternoon sun and winds.
Organize trellis or posts with 1 metre wire for support to tether canes.
Irrigation organized at the time of planting is an excellent method to prevent drying our in the vital fruiting time.
Soak canes in seaweed solution 30minutes before planting.
Best planted in raised beds of deep, friable, composted soil for good drainage, to avoid water-logging and prevention of fungal disease.
Soil pH 5.5 to 6.5 is recommended.
Water in with seaweed solution to prevent transplant shock and aid rooting system.
To prevent fungal disease, spray with copper spray at leaf fall and prior to bud swell.
Train canes along a trellis or posts with 1 metre wiring.
Tie loosely the canes in bunches of three to the wire or trellis to prevent damage.
In June/July prune old canes. Old canes are those 2 years old which have borne fruit in the previous season to ground level. Tie new growth canes to the support.
Any suckers which spring up in between raspberry plants may be cut off.
By the third growth season the canes should be well established, 2 metres or more. Canes can be bent over to aid picking height.
Feed in early September to aid better fruiting.
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