Somehow when we moved a plant to this area a piece of raspberry cane came with it. Trim the stems so they are five inches tall. The optimal transplanting time has to do with dormancy and how the plant stores and uses several kinds of sugars, including a reducing sugar. A thriving raspberry thicket will grow and expand over time, with new suckers growing in the soil around the parent plants. Learn which plants thrive in your Hardiness Zone with our new interactive map! I will pot them up in containers for this year and watch to see if they have fire blight symptoms. Read This First! Best to move them before they go into active growth. Insert the tip of the shovel approximately six inches away from the raspberry plant and carefully push the shovel into the ground. Dig holes in the prepared growing area so that the raspberry plants will be approximately 10 to 12 inches apart and will be at the same depth as they were previously growing. To grow fruit in planters, see 12 Best Fruits and Berries to Grow in Containers . Farmer Jim and I have been discussing needed changes to the garden. It’s important to remember that the canes that produced fruit last year will not produce this year. Its strong and will work for now. Water the transplanted raspberry plants generously. Never transplant in the summer. It was a good thing I planted them as it has rained ever since. I am still waiting for the clothesline to be strung from end to end. Of course, because it suckers I have around six new quince to find homes for. You can transplant raspberry canes in spring or fall. Use the shovel to carefully dig mature raspberry plants or use the trowel to dig raspberry suckers. The raised beds in the kitchen garden all have new soil in them. February 4, 2016 October 21, 2016 Kristin Crouch. Now that I look at the raspberry photo from last summer I see Sedum angelina that will have to come out as well. I think the plants in the front area will be dug up. These new suckers are future raspberry plants that will grow to produce more and more raspberries. Add one to two inches of compost to the top of the soil and work this in with the garden spade. Insert the tip of the shovel approximately six inches away from the raspberry plant and carefully push the shovel into the ground. I still want a rounded edge to this garden as it’s the walkway along the water. Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator, as well as an accomplished gardener, quilter, crocheter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator. Above are the canes I planted last year. Take care not to disturb the roots. Sounds like you will have a full berry patch this summer. A thriving raspberry thicket will grow and expand over time, with new suckers growing in the soil around the parent plants. The raspberry canes are planted in their new home. I was able to see tiny eyes of new growth starting near the crown of the plants. After the flowers finished blooming, they would dry up and many of the leaves would turn brown leaving ugly dead branches. Want to Plant a Vegetable Garden? The new canes were produced last year and you can see new buds forming along the stems. I haven’t lost a cane yet. It doesn’t hurt to remove the soil off of plant roots. Yes, we will build some more raised beds for this area. These raspberries plants are the ‘Tulameen’ variety which have large sweet berries and are good producers. Landscape fabric will go down and then two new raised beds will be built on top of the fabric. Remove the raspberry plants from the soil and set them aside while you work on the rest of the plants to be transplanted. Hatter has also had publication on home improvement websites such as Redbeacon. :) Here (below) are examples of good pruning shears for pruning raspberry plants/canes, available for … Work the shovel around the entire perimeter of the plant, pushing it into the soil to loosen the raspberry plant. Work the shovel around the entire perimeter of the plant, pushing it into the soil to loosen the raspberry plant. So this morning I went out to dig up the raspberry canes. If they do they will be discarded. They continue to bear fruit for weeks. Do not divide and transplant after the plant actively begins to grow. I love my jam. Transitioning from Spring to Summer in the Vegetable Garden. Tiny green shoots are appearing at the soil level from new growth just beginning from the original plants. The wind has blown some containers over and its time to get them cleaned up. Your email address will not be published. I hated to see it go but it had some fire blight which is a horrible fungal disease. Use the garden spade to loosen the soil to a depth of approximately five inches. Well, I’m in Saskatoon, so spring starts in April/May. In the mean time I am using baling twine from the barn. It then became a mix of tulips, bluebells, quince, raspberry and horsetail. I only had a few berries from them but hope to have a better harvest this summer. Gently separate the new shoots, leaving a ball of soil around the root area. The important part is preparing the new planting area so its ready to receive your plants. It is a simple process to carefully dig up raspberry plants and transplant them. Dig up raspberry canes in the spring before the growing season begins. Last fall Farmer Jim took down the flowering quince. Add two inches of mulch around the base of the transplanted raspberry plants to protect the roots from cold, conserve soil moisture and prevent weeds. Fill in the soil firmly around the plants. Thanks for sharing your great tips on this gardening topic. Your email address will not be published. A better location with lots of sun, good air circulation, and well-draining soil can help produce lots more fruit. This area is a mess now with containers all spending the winter on a deck. The late fall is also a good time to divide and transplant raspberry plants. They are tough plants. I will do some tip pruning next month when the plants have settled into their new home. Do not cut back raspberry suckers at all. Yes, it would be easier to have lawn here and mow the horsetail to death. I’m delighted to know that you can move them in the spring, as long as they haven’t started growing yet: I have a massive, messy and overgrown patch on one side of the garden and another clump of volunteers that have come under the back fence. All Rights Reserved. You see it gets full sun unlike the gardens near the house. Last fall Farmer Jim took down the flowering quince. We are battling horsetail in one corner of what was a flower garden. That won’t happen as we have too much lawn already. It will be a wonderful place for a fruit garden. Mayne Island Seedy Saturday-How to Divide Perennials. Dig up raspberry canes in the spring before the growing season begins. Sometimes gardeners need to transplant these new raspberry plants to different areas when growing room is an issue. So a new garden project has begun. Farmer Jim and I have been discussing needed changes to the garden. Proceed with the move by planting the canes using the same method as you originally did for the mother plants.