Choosing & Planting Raspberry Bushes

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Knowing what to look for when buying raspberry bushes for your garden is very important to their success and growth. Learn how to choose the best possible raspberry bushes for your garden in this free horticulture video from a veteran gardener. View Video Transcript

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Bartholomew DiVietri

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Today we're going to talk about how to pick out and plant a good raspberry plant. First just take a look at the plant. Make sure there's no bad spots on it like this one's not looking too great right here. I would probably stay away from that one and take this one. You always want to look at the tag to make sure you know how big it's going to plant, or going to be, and how far to space them if you're getting multiple plants. This one gets pretty big. Six to eight feet tall and four to six feet wide. That's in a long time. It's a pretty slow grower, but you definitely want to dig the hole about twice the size of this pot right here. Give it some nice, rich, black dirt. I recommend getting a bag of top soil or something to throw in there with it just to make sure it gets some nice dirt around it to get established before it, just so the roots have enough room to get established in the ground before it hits any bad dirt that you may be planting it in. Definitely want to plant this in full sun and it says to harvest in the early summer, so you want to get them started kind of early so it's got enough time to produce that fruit for you to pick. And that's pretty much it. Just don't forget to water it. Very important that you water any kind of plant that you plant whatsoever at all. Water is the most important thing for these guys.