Saturday’s Surprise: Rasberries!

July 4, 2009 at 7:47 pm 5 comments

I wasn’t going to post today but I had a little surprise in the garden and I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

rasberries

RASPBERRIES!

They are green still but I’m so thrilled because these were transplanted from my mothers raspberry patch this (yes I said THIS) spring!  Can you believe they are producing?

PeeWee spotted one and…swoop

We did several different transplants and the ones that were planted with long wooden stems (that looked spent) produced leaves first and now raspberries in their very first season at our place! Yipee!

I did remember in my “mom brain” archives learning that rasberries fruit on old wood.  Now I have the proof or a miracle but either way…thanks Mom!

Oops, she got one!catch

 

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  • 1. sonia sin gluten  |  July 4, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Beautiful photos.
    My name is Sonia from Spain, I have a granddaughter of celiac six years.
    Since his diagnosis I am a Celiac sprue spread beyond our homes, but it is safe and out?
    Thanks for your blog.
    faithfully
    sonia gluten free

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  • 2. Maria Berg  |  July 6, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    We picked a lot of red raspberry to day at our plants, MB

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  • 3. Jan  |  July 6, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Great captures. I bet you can’t wait for them to ripen.

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  • 4. purplemoose  |  July 6, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Aww man! No i can’t believe it! Ours we transplanted in 2007, they are still not producing! i love the baby fingers.

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    • 5. glutenfree4goofs  |  July 7, 2009 at 8:59 am

      If yours don’t product this year you may want to consider moving them. These very same rasberries had stopped producing at my mom’s I believe because the trees had grown tall and shaded them. They no longer got the hot daytime sun they were used to. Don’t water them too much (infrequent deep waterings) and see what happens this year. Hope they work! 🙂

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