Advice 1: How to care for everbearing raspberries

Called everbearing raspberry varieties that produce fruit twice in one season. The first crop of raspberries gives on the shoots of last year and on the young twigs of the current year. To get a good crop, you must provide raspberry proper care.

Caring for raspberries



Care of everbearing raspberries is watering, fertilizing, loosening the soil, pruning and weed control. The root system of raspberries superficial, so needs regular watering in dry weather. Please note that watering should be abundant, three-hour stagnation of water can lead to the death of small roots. Raspberry itself does not die, but to restore the damaged roots will take time. Excessive irrigation also delays the development of raspberry and negatively affects the quality of the crop.

Try to avoid damaging the root system when soil loosening. Within a radius of one meter from the Central part of the Bush cultivation depth should not exceed seven inches. To retain moisture in the upper soil layers, resort to mulching with peat or humus. Simultaneously with the mulching and loosening the second year after planting, you need to make mineral fertilizers. In the first half of the summer give preference to nitrogen fertilizer after making a comprehensive feeding, which contain nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus and microelements.
A particularly effective feeding of fermented organic fertilizers – poultry manure or mullein, diluted with water.


Pruning raspberries



Very important in the cultivation of raspberries has the correct removal of excess root suckers and shoots. The sooner the work will be performed, the less nutrients the plant will spend on them, and thus obtained a rich harvest of berries. On one square meter of remontant raspberry enough to have three to six shoots. The excess of replacement shoots that grow from the base of the rhizome remove with shears at soil level. Green young offspring need to be cut off below ground level for three to five centimeters.
Shoots can be used for propagation and rooting.


Garter raspberry



Some varieties of raspberry are capable to give rich harvests with good care. So sometimes shoots can not withstand such loads and creep. Berries should not touch the ground, so in late summer you must correctly tie the shoots to the trellis or any other support. If your district strong winds, then the garter can be done sooner.

Care of raspberries in the autumn



With the completion of fruiting and the onset of severe cold, you need to cut the entire aboveground part remontant raspberry, collect a rake of fallen berries and leaves. Take it all with a plot and burn. Soil proryhlit, make for water loading irrigation, mulching. Arrange on a bed cover made of non-woven material or polyethylene.

Advice 2: How to care for everbearing raspberries

Many owners of home gardens, growing raspberries, prefer remontant varieties of this shrubby plant. Those gardeners can understand, because remontant raspberry, unlike the ordinary, can bear fruit twice a year.
Raspberries, like any other garden culture, will enjoy its delicious fruit only with proper care. Speaking specifically about the remontant varieties of this shrub, the care is reduced to the timely mulching, tilling the soil and watering.

Mulching



Timely mulching is the key to a rich harvest, to produce this simple procedure should in the autumn months – preferably before the first frost.

What does this unusual word? In fact, mulching is nothing like the shelter of the soil around the plant, the purpose of which is to protect its root system icy winter, the support of the uniform temperature of the soil during the hot summer months, maintaining the necessary moisture and prevent weed growth.

When carrying out mulching the soil around the plant (the diameter of the mulch can be 30-50 centimeters) is covered with a layer of compost, peat, sawdust, hay, compost, shredded stalks of plants and other natural materials.

For mulching you can use some synthetic materials, which can be purchased in stores for gardeners. It could be a black plastic film (that is black is applied in order to through it does not pass the sunlight) or a special fabric based on synthetic fibers: "lutrasil", "agril", "agrosa", "spunbond" and others.

Loosening and timely watering



To get from the Bush remontant raspberry good harvest twice a year, it is necessary to make a careful tillage and weeding of the soil around the plant. The purpose of these simple procedures is to provide free access of air to the root system of the Bush raspberries, thereby creating favorable conditions for development in all kinds of soil beneficial microorganisms.

Loosen the soil should be early in the spring before the first buds bloom. The best tool for loosening is a small hack using which you can easily work the soil to a depth of 10-15 centimeters. Summer weeding and loosening of soil is done in order to destroy near the Bush shoots weedy plants: couch grass, pigweed and others.

Remontant raspberry loves moisture, so it must be frequently watered. Careful, daily watering should be done in the hot summer months. Saturate raspberries Reviver need and during flowering, and during fruit ripening and after harvest.
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