I’ve planted a raspberry bush.
I love raspberries but at $10 a punnet who can afford to eat them!
We buy the frozen ones sometimes as a special treat and the kids make short work of them.
The best raspberries I’ve ever tasted were at a berry farm on the east coast of Tasmania.
I bought the plant at the Mt Claremont Farmers Market last weekend.
My gardening advisor said lots of organic matter and a handful of some fast release fertiliser in the bottom of the hole.
Water every day.
Does this look like a happy raspberry plant?
Apparently raspberries send out runners and I could end up with a raspberry corner.
Bring it on!
Of course my pommy husband Groover was skeptical.
“I grew up with raspberries” sniffs he, “and they will never survive in Perth!”
We’ll see who is right in a few months and whether four years studying agricultural science actually counts for anything.