Raspberry Cuttings: How to Grow Raspberries from Cuttings

Red raspberries on a stem.

Purchasing a raspberry plant that’s already begun, such as a year-old dormant plant to put out in the spring is the most common and easiest way to start Raspberry or Blackberry bushes. You can however start a new raspberry bush from a cutting or root division. Red Raspberries are best started from primocanes [see diagram] … Read more

Raspberry Companion Plants: 7 Raspberry Companions

A branch with bright red raspberries ready for harvest.

“Companion Planting is the growing together of all those elements and beings that encourage life and growth; the creation of a microcosm that includes vegetables, fruits, trees, bushes, wheat, flowers, weeds, birds, soil, microorganisms, water, nutrients, insects, toads, spiders, and chickens.” – John Jeavons – How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible Raspberries … Read more

How to Grow and Care for Raspberry Bushes

Close up of red, ripe raspberries hanging from the bush.

Raspberries, Blackberries, Boysenberries are diverse and delicious berries with a multitude of uses. They are high in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and numerous minerals; the juice contains vitamin C; and the seeds contain vitamin E. Most varieties are not consistently found in the local grocery as their soft texture and short shelf life makes them commercially … Read more

How to Grow Raspberries in Containers

Potted Raspberries Raspberries Grown in Containers Raspberries are not commonly planted in containers, but they can and do grow well and produce bountiful berries when properly planted and cared for.  Suitable Containers Any container you choose should have ample drainage holes, Raspberries require good soil aeration and are very susceptible to root rots, so can … Read more

How to Grow Raspberries from Seed

Close up of ripe raspberries in a garden growing on their canes.

Raspberries are generally started from cuttings, transplants or root stock. Starting from seed is a tad more difficult but certainly far from impossible. The best time to start from seed is in early Autumn indoors. Starting indoors in the fall will allow the plants to reach a satisfactory level of maturity come spring when you … Read more

12 Common Raspberry Pests That Can Ruin Your Season

Macro photo of a larva of the raspberry beetle (Byturus tomentosus) on a raspberry fruit.

Raspberries are generally easy plants to propagate in your yard and garden. Some varieties will actually commandeer your garden and need to be controlled as if they were pests themselves. Occasionally, insects will overwhelm raspberry plantings – either destroying the plant entirely, or destroying your berries before you can harvest them. 1. Aphids Aphids can typically … Read more

Blackberry vs Raspberry: What’s The Difference?

From a laymens point of view any aggregate [1] fruits, which are commonly called a berry are Raspberries, thats a misconception. Blackberries which are not actually Raspberries are a distinct berry in their own right and Black Raspberries are not actually blackberries. Trying to tell the difference between the two can get you aggravated because … Read more