So here’s the scenario: our builder showed up with a heap of gifted produce as well as some tomato plants, a pigeon pea plant and a pot with some raspberry canes. The canes look a bit sad at present but he tells me that’s because his chooks have been eating the leaves. It has some new canes emerging so I think it will bounce back. He says the raspberries are abundant producers and his neighbour (and he), get kilos off their bushes. I have no idea what type of raspberry it is.
- Can raspberries be successfully grown in Brisbane, in a large (50 litre) pot? I’d prefer a pot to keep it contained.
- Should I cut the large canes back to give the new canes a chance?
- Best location? I have fence that goes into shade around 3pm in summer and thought this may be better as the weather warms up.
- Feeding/fertilising. Is there anything it doesn’t like?
All input gratefully received.