4. Spotting Plant Issues
Raspberries are one of the easiest plants to cultivate, even though it’s true that the majority of gardeners imagine that raspberries are complicated plants. They really aren’t, and there aren’t a huge variety of diseases or pests that will affect your raspberry plants during their life cycle – and those that do are usually easy to deal with.
If you notice that growth isn’t what it should be, it’s usually an adjustment to either the soil or the nutrient levels; this is a good time to test the pH of the soil, and to add nutrients to the plant in order to boost new growth.
If you notice that the leaves are changing color, start by checking pH levels. If not, too little magnesium in the soil can also cause this, as can exposure to early morning cold.
Experienced gardeners learn how to “listen” to their plants; look at how plants are reacting to the circumstances and adjust the circumstances as needed when you need your plants to do something else. Simple when put like that, don’t you think?