Backyard Organic Vegetable and Fruit Gardening in Tidewater, Virginia
Mine weren't even good for the dogs this year. So little rain, so few berries. I just cut them all down yesterday. Maybe next year there will be berries. But I, not the dogs, will get them - I hope. Jack
My raspberries didn't do much either in the heat and drought. But they don't get enough sun and have only done well maybe one year. How did your garden do this year and how are the figs? Helen
I'm still getting some ripening now. This is my first year with raspberries. They are in 1.5' tall raised bed due to our poor drainage. Never got around to building a trellis for them this year, but I hope to put something together over the winter. They are fall (or twice) bearing raspberries. Do you know if cutting them all the way back in the winter (and missing the spring fruit) is really worth it? Or is it nicer to get berries twice?
My fig bush is bearing again higher up on the branches. This is the first year I have had figs and many didn't ever ripen severael months ago and I assume these probably won't either. What is the cause of them not ripening?
We always chose everbearing raspberries, like Fall Gold, because it sort of gave us two cracks at a decent berry harvest. If you take the first, heavier harvest and then cut the canes back by about 1/3, you can also get a pretty good late summer/fall batch of berries to close out the season! Dave, I think your berry-picking dogs look adorable!
That looks like like something my dogs would do. Between eating the raspberries and the grapes every chance they get, there's not much left for us. Hope you have better luck this 2013 season.
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