The berries we grow in our garden are a firm favourite for our family.
You can’t beat a bowl of Raspberries with a sprinkling of icing sugar or a scoop of vanilla icecream, or a jar of fresh home made Raspberry jam.
When we first planted our Raspberry patch, we planted just one cane. That was 4 years ago and this is just some of what we have now (there’s more on the other side of this same fence).
You can see in this picture that there is a lot of woody looking canes, and it’s just a bit of a mess really.
This is what our Raspberry patch looks like at the end of the season. All the fruiting canes have died off, and the new canes that will fruit in the next Summer are strong and ready to go.
It’s at the end of every fruiting season that you need to prune back all your old Raspberry canes, and prepare your patch for the next season.
But a lot of people, new to growing Raspberries, aren’t sure which canes to prune away and which ones to leave.
I could give you the easy answer and say to just prune out the old, dead wood and leave the new canes, but you want to make sure you know exactly which is which before you get cutting, right?