We haven’t met anyone who doesn’t love sun-ripened red raspberries. They also? The amazing thing about raspberries is that they are quite easy to grow and are suitable for almost any landscape. If you want to grow your own raspberries, read on to learn how to grow raspberries yourself.
Do you want to grow raspberries in your own garden?
Propagating raspberries can be very easy! Here we present 2 ways to do it!
Propagating Raspberries: How To Grow Raspberries From Cuttings
The most common and easiest way to plant a raspberry or blackberry bush is to buy a raspberry plant that is already established, e.g. B. an annual dormant plant that is planted out in spring. However, you can also grow a new raspberry bush from a cutting or root division.
Black and purple raspberries do not take well to propagation from cuttings and are best propagated from extensions.
Propagating raspberries from cuttings
In late summer, remove segments of the raspberry stem. Choose healthier looking stems that aren’t brittle but will snap off, as opposed to old growth that will break and disintegrate or new green growth that won’t snap off easily.
The cutting can be from either a floricane or a primocane, but a healthy, mature primocane is best.
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The cuttings should be taken in the morning before the sun hits them and the plants are still damp. Each cutting should contain at least 2 leaf nodes that are at least an inch above the cut stem ends.
Leaf nodes are small bumps in a plant stem from which leaves emerge. The area of the leaf node contains plant tissue called the meristem. Meristem is undifferentiated plant tissue from which new cells are formed.
Raspberries are easy-care garden plants with small red and very delicious fruits
How to take raspberry cuttings
The cuttings should be 4-6 cm long and taken from the top of the plant. Remove excess foliage, leaves, flowers or buds from the lower third of the cutting, leaving only a bare stem. This reduces the number of leaves that the cutting needs to take care of and less moisture is lost.
The cells of the meristem divide rapidly, forming a callus that seals the pinched ends of the cutting. Bruises in the area of the meristem accelerate rooting. You should also make a small, shallow cut on either side of the lower end of the cutting to expose more of the cambium.
If you wish, you can use a rooting hormone which will increase the chances of success. If you don’t want to use rooting hormone, honey will also help.
Moisten the stems when using rooting hormone. If using honey, roll them in honey and then place them in water. We like to use some cinnamon with the honey as it also acts as a natural fungicide.
When roots have formed, plant the cuttings in a planting tray. Bury the lower leaf nodes, but leave the upper leaves above ground. Treat them like houseplants until spring, when they can be transplanted outdoors.
Now you have a little raspberry plant in your garden!
Propagating raspberries from offshoots – this is how it works!
You don’t necessarily have to buy the raspberries from a nursery. If you have a friend or neighbor who grows raspberries, chances are you can get raspberry stems for free! Propagating raspberries from cuttings is easy! That’s how it works.
Propagation of raspberries from cuttings
Raspberries from cuttings
In spring, raspberries sprout new offshoots (or shoots) through their migrating root system. If you look closely, you will find small raspberry plants all over the raspberry bed! All you have to do is dig up those baby plants, take them home and plant them in a sunny spot with good soil.
Raspberry shoots appear almost anywhere in the bed, usually about a meter from the parent plants. You must be on the lookout for these shoots!
It’s really very simple. Start between the established canes and the tender shoot, hitting the parent root hard. Stay at least 6 inches from the base of the shoot so you can pick up enough root material.
Raspberries spread by rooting
This is important for a successful transplant! Did you know that the mother plant provides the food for the little cuttings that she sends up? Yes that’s right! The tiny shoots have never been completely dependent on their own root system. So the more you can take of each individual shoot, the better chance it has of surviving.
Dig around the seedling and then carefully lift it out of the still intact soil.
Take the soil with the roots and place it in a planter or bucket and cover any exposed roots with some soil.
Plant your raspberries in the ground as soon as possible.
Growing raspberries from cuttings in the garden
When you plant your new raspberry canes, you should keep a distance of at least 1 m. Also, make sure you plant them at the same depth they grew at before!
After planting, water the soil around the new plants. In the next few days you will be able to see which plants made it and which didn’t! You can replant the dead plants or simply wait until next spring when your established plants will produce new shoots.
That’s easy, isn’t it? This is how the propagation of raspberries from cuttings or offshoots works!
Propagating raspberries made easy!
Soon you will enjoy delicious raspberry fruits