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Zone 8 Gardening

Raspberry Pruning in June

on June 15, 2015

After the spring harvest, get on your hands and knees, and  prune out all of the brown stems, all the way down to the ground.  Dispose of these limps far away from the raspberry plot.

While pruning, remember that the roots of any fruit are very close to the surface.  Do not disturb the crown(s) or cover them up.  Use sharp, sterile clipper and cut at a slant.  Do not ‘flat-top’ anything, ever.

This is also a good time to replace and refresh the mulch.  Be sure to remove any fruit that has fallen.

Youtube How to prune raspberry bushes

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