Raspberries are one of the most popular varieties of the berry plant, and they’re one of the easiest ones to cultivate whether from seeds, cuttings or existing plants – this makes them a perfect choice for first-time gardeners, or anyone who would like to add raspberries to their daily diet for the benefit of their health.
The raspberry plant grows happily under the right conditions, and can produce a great fruitful harvest throughout the year if the plant is well taken care of and harvested from at the correct times during the year.
Raspberries are also one of the healthiest berries out there, and a great source of the essential antioxidants that the immune system needs to stay healthy – and what’s better than the fruits of your own plants from your garden?
Here are 8 steps for planting & harvesting tasty raspberries at home that anyone can use.
Step 1: Select Your Type
One of the first things that a gardener will have to decide about once they’ve chosen raspberries as their chosen plant is which type of raspberry they would like to include in their garden. Most novice gardeners might be surprised to find out that all raspberries are not created equal, and that there are many varieties out there – not all of which are red!
The most common type found in gardens and stores is usually the red raspberry that most people are familiar with, but there are also other types including the Asian raspberry and the blue raspberry. Some varieties even present with yellow berries during flowering time instead of red ones.
The good thing about the varying types of berries out there is the fact that they prefer more or less the same conditions no matter which type you might have. The tips given here thus apply to most different raspberry types you can find.