Reader, Jen, sent in a little SOS question recently, and I thought all of your raspberry patch experts could weigh in. Here’s what she had to say:
Hi Mavis! At the end of May last year I had just finished planting my biggest and best garden ever but after an unforeseen event in June I away from home almost the rest of the year. My garden was left in the hands of family and friends to harvest anything they wanted. As a thank you for the goodness they got from the garden they joined up on a late fall day and cleaned my entire yard!
Someone (who did not know better) cut down all the “sticks” growing near the garage down to almost nothing. Those “sticks” were my raspberry patch! Although the plants are growing back nicely my question is will I get any berries this year with them being cut down so close to the ground or am I doomed to buying my berries in the store this year?
So what do you think? What is your experience? From what I know and have seen, they’ll produce canes the first year and then berries the second. Anyone have a different experience? Let’s help Jen out!