3. Watering Correctly
Correct watering is one of the most vital parts of promoting plant growth, and plants get the majority of nutrients that they take in from either the water or the soil. Raspberry plants tend to like a lot of water, comparatively more than some other smaller berry bushes, but it’s also true at the same time that they shouldn’t be given too much water (especially not where soil doesn’t drain properly).
Both over- and underwatering of raspberry plants can result in a disastrous harvest or an ill plant. “Wet roots” are a condition affecting most plants that’s best avoided.
For the best possible results when watering, make sure that the soil is well-draining – sometimes mixing in sand can help – and make sure that the soil isn’t packed too tightly around the plant, especially during the initial planning phase.
If you’ve added too much water to your plants or you’ve had heavy rain, support the plant and sprinkle dry, absorbent soil over this.