Several times through married life Kramer and I tried to made a go of raising strawberries. We were NEVER successful. Weeds got us. We didn’t remove old plants. That got us. They never took…we tried raised beds. UGH. Nothing worked and we gave up. It really was a valiant try.
When we moved to the house in town I mentioned to Kramer that I’d like to try again. Nope. He was not on board.
So I went to the end of the year clearance sale at the nursery in 2016. I bought horseradish and raspberries. I decided maybe I couldn’t do right by strawberries but I might be able to manage raspberries. Kramer was not thrilled. He started in on where were we putting them he didn’t like raspberries. Well I said on the west side of the garage and that’s where I planted four plants. They grew quickly into this…
Mine are early berries so we’ve started picking them.
Some of my helpers LOVE them and love picking. They eat most of what they pick and that’s okay. That’s part of what gardeners truly love about gardening.
The other’s picked a few, tried them and were back off to play. This little one loved them and stayed.
I’ll admit…raspberries are one of my favorites….very favorites.
This fall I’l trimming them back. In the short couple years since we first planted, they are already growing everywhere.
For now, me and the kiddos are enjoying them!!
I wish I had more room….I’d have black raspberries too!!