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Grace Gierucki
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Hello, I'm not able to expand my raspberry patch this year but hate to toss the raspberry runners onto the mulch pile.  Could I root them in buckets this year to plant out next spring ( a full 11 months in a bucket?)
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David Livingston
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Short answer yes
Longer answer still yes but your harvest in the first years will be poor make sure they are kept damp and I personally would not put them in direct sunlight .

David
 
Grace Gierucki
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David Livingston wrote:Short answer yes
Longer answer still yes but your harvest in the first years will be poor make sure they are kept damp and I personally would not put them in direct sunlight .

David

Thank you, I'll park them under a shade tree.  I can wait for yields but I just can't start a new bed now!
 
Larry Bock
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I have found that rasberry bushes take little effort.  Years ago, my daughter and I were hiking  we came upon a rasberry patch and she suggested we dig some up and plant them at my wife's house. Thanks to the birds in the neighbor hood.  There are rasberry patches everywhere in the yard.  Rasberry pancakes are wonderful
 
Wes Hunter
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You might have better luck heeling them in somewhere, in actual dirt.  They'll gladly grow in quite dense thickets, so I wouldn't think crowding would be a concern.
 
Hans Quistorff
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If the patck is not too crowded try digging around the runner and leaving it attached to the mother crown turn it back into the patch. This will usually produce a fruiting cane next year and some times on the fall bearing canes this year. I keep the pahtways between rows covered with carpet which discourages runners in the pathway. To start a new row I cover it with mulch material and a strip of carpet all summer. During the dormant period I can transplant crowns into it and use the carpet for the next pathway.
 
Deborah Tupin
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why is the harvest poor for the first few years if you use cuttings? i have lots of raspberries and blackberries on the edges of our farm. they are mixed in with other wild plants and sort of woven into the wire fencing. digging them up would be a pain, plus i am really worried about snakes. they are also very far from where i have my fenced garden so layering is not practical.
can i start them in a sand bed with a mist system? would this give berries any sooner? ty, deb
 
Hans Quistorff
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why is the harvest poor for the first few years if you use cuttings?

Basically because fruiting cane growth is dependent on energy stored in roots. The more root you can chop off and transplant the stronger the new canes will be.
 
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