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RaspberriesLISAballardIt started with only 3 canes and magic farm dirt … and 2 years later I have the most precious gems of sweet delight! My Raspberry harvest this year is phenomenal. I go out every other day and pick more than a pint. The secret to getting great yields is pruning the canes in the spring. You cut the dead canes back to the ground and you prune the last blooming canes to about 3 feet from the ground. Each cane yields 2 harvests, so I get Raspberries in the spring and fall.

I have been freezing my delicious fruits immediately after I pick them with the plan of making some Raspberry Preserves. My favorite thing about growing my own raspberries is running out to the garden on a Sunday morning and picking them to use on our pancakes. YUM!