Good harvest of raspberries - this is not so much a gift of fate as painstaking work a person caring for this plant. Before planting raspberries, find out which species is best for your climatic conditions, soil.
Main spring raspberry care - This is pruning frozen shoots and stems. Once the frosts are gone, do a detailed inspection of your shrub. Some shoots will need to be shortened completely, but most will lose only the top. Do not rush to do the pruning, if the frozen stem has live buds.
You will also need to remove broken, sick, too thin branches. The thickness should be no less than a regular pencil. Thinning raspberries, you can be sure that all the nutrients, sun and moisture will go to healthy, strong stems, which will give a full harvest.
To make the berries larger, do not let the bushes grow more than one and a half meters. Feel free to take the secateurs and cut the tops. Some varieties are also needed tie up to the trellis.
Since the roots of raspberries are close to the surface, deep loosening is contraindicated for them (so as not to damage). Necessarily need a little weed shrub from weeds and you can, if desired feed but carefully and only with organic fertilizers. Manure can be applied after a year.
This crop has one main pest - the raspberry beetle. If the raspberry is small - it is better to collect it by hand, since chemicals significantly reduce the yield.