Thursday, October 19, 2017

Raspberry Maintenance

Hullo! We had amazing raspberries this year but... it is time to thin out the old canes and tie up the new ones. This is a beary important job which I will supervise with care.

First.... you have to get rid of the old canes... this is a big pile!

You can tell the old canes because they are brown. The new canes, which we will live are pale green... they will be fruit-bearing next year.

The old canes are tied to the wire using plant ties... that all has to come off.

Alright humans... get going!

Right then... now we have a pile of old plant ties... and now we tie up the new canes!

One down... only another 100 or so to go!

See how much more open it is? The new canes will like the space next spring. Do you like raspberries?


  1. Way to go Sandy. Keep those humans in line. Hey, my friend told me I could take my green tomato plants, pull up the roots, hang them upside down in my garage and the green tomatoes would turn red. Have you ever tried that?

    1. Uhhh... no... although, we did grow tomatoes in hanging bags upside down and they did beary well. Sooo... it might work?

  2. Great job. After all that hard work, we hope the seKretaries made you a nice lunch!

  3. I had no idea they were called "canes." You continue to educate me on all matters horticultural :)

    1. Oh yes... there is a whole lingo that lets us tell the green thumbs from the brown thumbs!

  4. No, I don't like raspberries.

    I LOVE THEM. :)