My old canes do not have any leaves. Is this normal, or do I have to cut them back? Will only the new canes produce?
My raspberries have new growth that are running all over the garden. What do I do with them? poppa gary
Your best bet to take care of these runners is to dig them up. If you use weed killer on them, that could harm the mother plant.
To control the runners in the future, you will need to put a barrier in the ground. It will need to go down at least 12 inches, 18 is better, into the ground.
Is there anything to control weeds in the raspberries that won't hurt the berry plants? I have a large patch and pulling weeds is getting old.
I would suggest laying wet newspaper in the area and covering it with a layer of mulch, such as straw.
We have both raspberries and blackberries that we planted last year. This year we noticed large stocks that don't have the same leaves, nor any fruit. But they are right in with both kinds - we think they are weeds. We just aren't sure. Does anyone have the same problem, and do you know what they are? Can we pull them?
It sounds like a witch's broom. You can just pull them. This article will explain more:
Most of my questions were answered by reading the article; however, I wondered if you require the planting two bushes like you do with blueberry bushes?
Raspberries are self fruitful, which means there have both male and female flowers on the same plant. One by itself will produce fruit.
Raspberry bush in second summer. Bush growing nice and looks perfectly healthy. All the buds in clusters of six to ten are all brown and have not filled into berries. They have been this way for at least 3 weeks. Live in St. Louis.
This could be due to an issue with Raspberry Bud Moth. The larvae of the moth attack unopened buds, where they tunnel inside and cause extensive damage to the plants. As a result, the plants may not put out any fruit. Remove affected buds and any damaged canes or branches. Treat with appropriate insecticide.
All raspberry leaves are turning yellow. How come?
There are many reasons this can happen to a plant. Most likely it is a watering issue. Try increasing water. This article has some other suggestions as to what it might be: