Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Last year we were given a bucket full of raspberry canes by my top gardening guru buddy Kylie. We planted them, built a frame for them to grow up, nurtured them, ate about 6 of them and then watched the birds devour them. Like fools we left if far too late to net them and when we did our netting was draped too close to the fruit so the pesky birds just helped themselves.
This year we were better prepared and they are literally caged in. BH constructed the Fort Knox of fruit netting to keep the birds out and the fruit in. This has also stopped my lovely children from munching them all - its almost stopped us all as its quite a task to get into it - but its definitely doing the job, and now we have Razzers raring to go!
Fingers crossed we're going to have a better crop. I wish we'd planted some autumn canes as well now, but theres always more you can do in the garden isn't there? For now I'm just thankful that these little beauts look like they might make back to the house!
If anyone has any tips for maximising raspberry crops i'm all ears - we cant get enough of them...