Sep 06, Adding a generous layer of mulch will help to prevent weed growth and keep the plants hydrated. Some gardeners also recommend adding lime in the fall.
Prepare for Next Year's Raspberries. Fertilize, support and water.
Fertilize your raspberry plants in Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins. Aug 16, THE TWO FALL CARE PERIODS FOR RASPBERRY BUSHES In general, the autumn period, in any case, in relation to raspberries, can be strictly divided into two periods early and late. The first period, the early period is the end of August, when the weather is still quite warm. It begins immediately after the raspberries are harvested and have stopped. How to care for raspberry bushes in fall. Whatever one may say, but autumn is on the doorstep, a month or two will pass and it will be possible to slip on the first frozen puddle.
So why not start preparing our favorite plants, which gave us the harvest in the summer, for the real winter? Pruning Raspberry Bushes First Year Pruning: To have 2 crops, first-year canes (primocanes) should be left unpruned. For only a fall crop, mow all the canes down to 2"-3" after the fall harvest during late fall or late winter.
Keep the area around the base of raspberry plants free of weeds to prevent them having to compete for water and nutrients.
Keeping the area weeded will also reduce the potential for insect and disease problems. Remove weeds early and often. A layer of mulch will help control weeds. Apr 04, Some raspberry bushes bear fruit at summer’s end. These are called fall-bearing or ever-bearing raspberries, and, to keep that fruit coming, you must prune the canes. Trimming fall-bearing red raspberries isn’t difficult, once you figure out whether you want one crop a year or two.