Raspberry Plants

Transporting Raspberry Starts

Anonymous added on October 29, 2011 | Answered

My daughter wants me to bring her some raspberry starts. How do I make them so they won't be dead when her dad gets them to her in 3 days?

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Answered on November 7, 2011

The trick is to do so as slowly as possible and pad them well. The vibrations from the vehicle can collapse the air pockets in the soil, which causes damage to the roots and compacts the soil. The slower you can go, the better chance they will survive the trip. Also, make sure that they are well watered before moving them. This will help keep the air pockets intact and the roots padded in the soil.

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