My sister says, “I like to plant and grow what I like to eat.” I agree. I like to eat raspberries. When a 1/4 pint is $4 at the market, growing my own seems ideal. Growing my own also means raspberry jam: berries, sugar and pectin. That is winning. Unlike blackberries, at least my wild variety of blackberries, that grow in mounded, throny meanness, raspberries need to grow vertically. I found a great image on Pinterest for a raspberry trellis and was determined to make my own.
So, last March, I single-handedly built my own raspberry trellis. I did a great job if I do say so. All level and sturdy.
I even bought some raspberry canes at Lowe’s but they were not ideal for my zone and failed. So I waited patiently, an ordered (in August 2014) raspberry canes from Nourse Farms.
They sold a variety cultivated especially for my zone. Again, winning! They even offer planting guidance through their videos.
I feel very confident I will have raspberries in the fall.
What is the length of your trellis? I’m looking to make the make type for my raspberries. Great idea. Has this worked for your garden?