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Civilizing the bramblesCivilizing the brambles

Raspberry row BEFORE pruning

Faced with a long list of seasonal garden tasks in the fall —from planting garlic to capturing leaves,to preparing the garden beds for spring —the long row of raspberries often claim attention first. Pruning raspberry canes makes them more productive and easier work around when the raspberry [...]

Raspberry jam dazeRaspberry jam daze

Boiling juice first and adding fruit at the end to preserve color,taste and texture of raspberries.

Hot,sticky,sweet Jam in July.

Raspberries ripen fast in a heat wave,at a rate of 2 quarts a day from my 40′row. With no chest freezer at our house,making jam has proven [...]