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mumof4

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moving raspberry canes
« on: February 11, 2008, 10:11 »
I need to move some raspberry canes to make room on my plot can this be done now. They are summer fruiting. I don't really want to lose them but they have to be moved as they occupy part of the plot where my PT will go.


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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2008, 10:17 »
Go for it if the ground is ok. - the ground shouldn't be frozen or waterlogged.
I planted Summer and Autumn canes last week when the ground had dried out and the soil was workable.
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2008, 16:37 »
Best thing I ever learned about moving raspberries is to take a chunk of soil with the root still intact for better success. You can take bare roots but they need very regular watering and may or may not take in the end. The rootball method is 90% certain success.
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wighty

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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2008, 17:58 »
I go by the 'dig it up- move it to where you want it' brigade.  After all, it'sgot two choices.

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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2008, 18:45 »
I took some over to my Dad's yesterday. Just dug them up, put them in a bucket with a bit of compost and he'll probably plant them in a day or two.

I think it's the watering that makes or breaks it.

I read that you should keep them cut down the first season after moving to get the roots established.

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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2008, 20:48 »
When I take a chunk of soil with roots intact I find I don't have to bother cutting down the plant after planting. Taking bare roots, however, demands the plant be cut down to reduce plant dehydration. Its personal choice which way to go.

mumof4

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2008, 09:36 »
I'll try the dig a big lump and move idea, as i'm moving the fruiting plants I ended up going mad a purchased some more canes from a local nursery.

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2008, 09:48 »
You can move them now. 8)

Just bang them in, cover with manure. :lol:

In fact I'd be surprised if you didn't get some volunteers under your tunnel. :wink:
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2008, 14:17 »
Quote from: "gobs"
You can move them now. 8)

Just bang them in, cover with manure. :lol:

In fact I'd be surprised if you didn't get some volunteers under your tunnel. :wink:


That would be nice - infact any volunteers would be nice the type that enjoy weeding.



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