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One of my favorite things to grow every year are our Raspberries. My plants are now getting big enough that I need a good raspberry trellis support system to keep them upright. These are important because they help the raspberries grow strong and not get bent over or snapped from the wind or snow in the winter months. Having a raspberry trellis also helps for better production of berries and easier harvesting. So let me show you how my garden grows with a simple DIY raspberry Trellis.
Simple DIY Raspberry Trellis
My raspberries were planting from very tiny starts I got from my cousin two years ago. Finally they are big enough to need more support. Last year was not my year for gardening and I am so making up for it this year. After creating our DIY Pallet garden beds, I had to move my raspberry plants. And now they are in much need of a sturdy raspberry trellis.
I originally wanted some simple bamboo poles, but I couldn’t find any in the store, so I had to settle for these green poles instead. But if you have bamboo it may blend into your garden look much better.
You want to place the poles in key locations to be the outline for a support system. Since I have two rows close together I placed three in the back, three in the middle and three in the front. If your rows are further apart, you will want a pole on each side of the row. And if your rows are longer, you will want support poles more frequently than just the back, middle and front. If your rows are smaller, you will need less support poles. Just plan according to how large your raspberry patch is.
Next you will take some twine or wire if you really want to spend that much; and start at the center pole in the back. Attach to the pole near the bottom and then stretch straight across to the next pole on the outer edge. Wrap around the pole and proceed to the center pole moving away from the back. Wrap around the pole and then stretch out to the front pole.
Again wrap around and move onto the pole in the center. Then work your way back to the back of the raspberry patch, wrapping around each pole. After you wrap around the back center pole, then stretch across to the back outside pole. Then work your way forward.
Once you reach the front you will wrap around the front outside pole and then come back to the center pole to finish off the enclosure. This twine at this lower level will be a good support for the newer raspberry plants and will help them from being bent over severely when the snow comes. It will also help to guide them as they grow taller.
Now repeat these same steps again, but at the center of each pole. And then repeat yet again at the top of the poles to give support to the taller raspberry plants.
Once you are all finished, tie off the twine or wire, making sure it is secure and won’t easily come apart. Make sure all your raspberry plants are growing within the raspberry trellis. If not, gently guide the branches to be within the enclosure. If you have a lot of raspberry plants that are still falling through the twine levels, you can always add a few more rows of twine braces to help support the plants that are at the in-between stages. Now your raspberry trellis is complete!
Once the raspberry trellis is all set up and your raspberries are planted, you can proceed with normal watering and feeding. You can use either the LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter Kit or the Shake’n Feed All Purpose Plant Food for starters.
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