Question about growing raspberries

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  1. Ravenlost

    Ravenlost Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I set out four raspberries this Spring. Now the leaves are looking yellowish. What do I need to do for them? We've had a lot of rain, but they're planted in an area with good drainage, however, I can't help but think this could be the problem?
     
  2. suelandress

    suelandress Windy Island Acres Supporter

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    I hope you get a response....I have the same problem....and then they die. Year after year :waa:
     

  3. Ravenlost

    Ravenlost Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The ones I got last year never even put out (mail order mistake on my part). I want these to make it, but they were doing a lot better just sitting in a tub of water!
     
  4. Cyngbaeld

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    Could be several things wrong. To check the drainage dig down near the plant and see if the soil is wet or not. Raspberries are in the rose family and like similar conditions. If the drainage is good try putting some bone meal around the plants and mulch with pine needles. You might also give them some blood meal for nitrogen or some manure. Excess water (rain) can leach away much needed nutrients.
     
  5. Jen H

    Jen H Well-Known Member

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    Is your soil fairly acidic? Raspberries just won't absorb nutrients if the soil is alkaline.

    If the soil is acidic, the blood meal should green them back up. It provides the nitrogen and iron they need.
     
  6. Ravenlost

    Ravenlost Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Thanks for the tips. I have no idea what type soil I have...we haven't had it tested. I will give them some "food" and see what happens.
     
  7. bethlaf

    bethlaf Homegrown Family

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    blood meal is cheap , like a 5 lb box for 3.00

    and you only need about 1/2 c per plant, so youll have plenty, then make your roses and blueberries happy with a cup each
     
  8. Ravenlost

    Ravenlost Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It was $5.96 at Wal Mart today! Guess I should have gotten some though.
     
  9. thefoodlady

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    Plant them in sand and mulch with pine needles. My homestead was a sandy pine forest for the last 40 years and they grow wild....my problem is getting rid of them! They are very intrusive.
     
  10. Ravenlost

    Ravenlost Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Wouldn't you know...sand and pine needles are two things I don't have here!
     
  11. daytrader

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    Due you like chemicals?

    Try some 00-30-12

    Also, they are not dead. They are dormet. Hard to kill rasberries. They are like roaches.

    Second year harvest.