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Growing raspberries is not easy, however, like any other berry, if you don't make an effort. As the proverb says: "If you want to ride, carry and sleigh." So we will take care of this wonderful berry and we will receive a wonderful harvest as a reward.
Raspberry agricultural technology consists in proper care.
I would like to immediately mention the landing site. Wind and light snow cover negatively affect raspberries. Due to insufficient snow cover, the bushes can freeze and the plant will die. The wind causes transpiration of the leaves, and this has a negative effect on the growth of shoots and the development of berries. So, my friends, we choose a snowy place, sheltered from the wind, for planting raspberries.
Soils rich in organic matter contribute to good growth. Remove weeds from the area before planting and pay attention to weeds with large roots.
The soil for planting is prepared earlier. In the fall, fertilize with organic substances. Raspberries grow in one place not for a year or two, but for 10 years. Therefore, the soil should be well prepared. For one square meter, you will need 10 kg of manure, 10 g of potassium chloride and 40 g of double superphosphate.
It is best to plant raspberries in one row in an area with a distance of up to half a meter between plants. Saplings are planted to a depth of root collar. Before planting or after it, the ground part is cut off, leaving 30 - 40 cm. When watering, it should be noted that one bush requires five liters of water. After planting, the soil is mulched with peat or semi-surplus manure with a layer of six centimeters.
Pruning raspberries is easy. in spring, diseased and dry shoots are cut off. For good fruiting, 20 shoots per linear meter of the row are enough. If the shoots are touched by frost, then they must be cut to new buds. You can cut off not only the tops that have suffered from frost, but also healthy shoots by 15 cm. This will only affect the harvest for the better. The berries will be larger.
Raspberry agricultural technology includes planting, grooming, pruning and feeding.