More Mulch

More Mulch

Because this photo didn’t get into the last post — here are the raspberries, including 5 new bare-root canes, in three or four inches of straw mulch.

They seem happy. They’re leafing out. They like this corner of the yard better than the other corner, where it was too hot, and where the previous raspberries went to die. The leafy ones were 2 year old plants I bought in pots last year. Since they did so well, I took a flyer on some bare root starts this year. We’ll see, like I said, I’ve killed raspberries before.

My dream is a thick tangle of raspberry bushes like the ones that grew wild in the woods by my childhood farm. It’s a long way from a thick tangle, but it’s a start …

2 thoughts on “More Mulch

  1. It is one of my dreams to someday live in a house where there’s space for raspberry canes. We had them intermittently during my childhood and I just loved those months when they fruited.

  2. They’re a little more finicky out here in the high desert than they are where you come from — I had a bunch on the other side of the yard, but they burned up. One reason I put so much straw mulch down — to keep their feet cool. Last year I had a few handfulls — my dream is enough of my own berries to make jam. Perhaps this year a fool? Eaton mess? Pavlova?

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