Category: Berries

  • Pruning Raspberries: The Complete Guide

    Pruning Raspberries: The Complete Guide

    One of the most satisfying moments you can ever experience is when you are harvesting berries you grow in your backyard. They are so much more delicious than anything you buy at the store. Furthermore, it makes you feel more confident that you have the freshest berries you have ever planted in your backyard. But […]

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  • Do Raspberries Need Full Sun?

    Do Raspberries Need Full Sun?

    Raspberries, which I recently learned are not true berries in the strict sense (because they emanate from one flower with multiple ovaries, while true berries stem from a single flower with one ovary and many seeds) need a good bit of sun, though mine tolerate some shade. Even so, do raspberries need full sun? Raspberries […]

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  • Why Does my Gooseberry Bush Not Fruit? 6 Causes

    Why Does my Gooseberry Bush Not Fruit? 6 Causes

    If you are having trouble fruiting your gooseberry bush, you are likely frustrated and not sure what to do. Luckily, this article has all the information you need regarding gooseberry fruiting problems. If your gooseberry bush doesn’t have fruit, the main causes to consider are: The age of the bush. It can take up to […]

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  • Complete Guide to Berries: Plant, Grow, Harvest, and Care

    Complete Guide to Berries: Plant, Grow, Harvest, and Care

    Berries are one of the best treats there are. There are many different varieties, and they all offer various types of nutrients which are good not only for your health but also for your body. Berries are fabulous for jams, shakes, pies, and other types of desserts. But what do we need to know about berries? […]

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  • Do Raspberries Attract Bees? 10 Things to Know

    Do Raspberries Attract Bees? 10 Things to Know

    Raspberries are one of the most loved berries in the USA. They’re easy to grow and they attract a range of insects into your garden. But you might have noticed that bees seem to have a taste for your raspberries. So, what is it about raspberries that the bees like so much? Raspberries naturally attract […]

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  • Blue Raspberries: What you need to know

    Blue Raspberries: What you need to know

    We’re familiar with raspberries: sweet, tart, and red. But what about the blue raspberry? While they exist mostly in artificially flavored products such as candy and drinks, the fruit is also found in nature. Blue raspberries are native to western North America. It’s also known as the whitebark raspberry, and it can be found in […]

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  • Pruning Berries: The Ultimate Guide

    Pruning Berries: The Ultimate Guide

    Growing berries and harvesting them from your backyard is one of the most satisfying experiences ever. Plus, after growing and eating your own berries? Suddenly going to the store anymore just to buy that berry you need to make a pie, jams, and other desserts isn’t as appealing. Plus, planting berries in your backyard makes […]

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  • What Happens If You Don’t Prune Raspberries? What To Expect

    What Happens If You Don’t Prune Raspberries? What To Expect

    Pruning is an important part of looking after raspberry bushes. It’s key to their health and can be the best way to get maximum results from them. However, it can be easy to forget to do! We’ve put together this guide to what you can expect if you haven’t managed to prune your raspberries. Three […]

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  • How Much Sun And Shade Can Berries Tolerate? A Complete Guide

    How Much Sun And Shade Can Berries Tolerate? A Complete Guide

    Growing berries in our backyard homestead have been one of my all-time favorite things to grow. I love being able to go out and pick fresh berries for my breakfast. Even so, it’s important to know how much sun (or shade) each type of berry wants so that it can grow the best, most delicious […]

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  • How, Why, and When to Move Raspberry Canes

    How, Why, and When to Move Raspberry Canes

    Having raspberries in our backyard has been one of my favorite parts of our garden. But what happens when they need to be moved for some reason? What do we need to know and do to move them? The best time to move raspberry canes (also called suckers or starts) is when the plant is […]

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  • How to Protect Raspberry Plants in Winter: A Step-by-Step Guide

    How to Protect Raspberry Plants in Winter: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Raspberry bushes are amazingly resilient and produce some of my favorite fruits. Even so, I wondered what kinds of protection my raspberry plants need during the winter months – if any at all. To protect raspberry plants during the winter, select only hardy plants appropriate for the zone. Then, depending on the winter weather, raspberry […]

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  • Can Raspberry Bushes Grow in the Shade?

    Can Raspberry Bushes Grow in the Shade?

    When you’re thinking about growing some deliciously sweet and juicy raspberries, it’s important to know where to plant them – and how much sunlight they’ll get. Can raspberry bushes grow in the shade? Some varieties of raspberry bushes can grow in the shade but they won’t produce as much fruit as those planted in full […]

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