Raspberries are go!

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I was rudely awoken today. Crash bang!… My box of organised seeds went flying with the cat!!

On a positive note my rasberry canes arrived! They were rather smaller than expected… But I suppose they are dormant!!

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Raspberry canes

Here are the raspberry canes all unpacked. All 3 varieties!!!

And this is today’s plan:
The seeds!!

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Seeds

Here are my sweet pea seeds. It’s lucky dip sowing this year!

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I started soaking the seeds today. So hopefully I can get these sown tomorrow.

I have to say the seed plan go shelved and I focus on the raspberries!

I planed to put my raspberries in the back bed on my plot. But I realised I had nowhere to grow my potatoes if I put my raspberries here!!… I have hit the half plot rotation wall! After some debate I found a new spot. I had a good dig and put some good well rotted manure in.

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Summer and mid season raspberries all spaced out

After some mad digging! Here we go…

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Canes all in!

Hopefully the hard graft is done for now! I just need to fix up the wooden frames and some good mulch materials…

I took a photo of my strawberry growing tube! That I planted up last week.

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Strawberries!

After all the hard work I had a little sit! So I went home and ate lots of chocolate! 🙂

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A rare sit down at the plot
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3 thoughts on “Raspberries are go!

    horticulturalhobbit said:
    February 15, 2015 at 8:06 PM

    oooh, good luck with the raspberries, what varieties did you go for? Planted some myself yesterday to go with a batch plugged in last year.

      littlebluejay responded:
      February 15, 2015 at 8:23 PM

      Thank you! I might need it… I went for…
      ‘Glen Moy’ (Early season summer fruiting).
      ‘Glen Ample’ (Mid season summer fruiting) ‘Joan J'(Late season)
      Fingers crossed! What have you tried?

        horticulturalhobbit said:
        February 15, 2015 at 8:35 PM

        I have glen cova, tullamean, malling jewel, autumn bliss and fall gold. Quite a few varieties.

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