Teardown Raspberry Harvest - 2018
Back at the end of June, I posted a photo of the bounty that we took out of a yard in Downers Grove ahead of their teardown that someone we're close to was undertaking. (We didn't just glom on to the plants! We were invited!) Along with the hostas and peonoies and irises, I also grabbed a ratty-looking Raspberry plant. Or at least, I was pretty sure it *was* a Raspberry plant.
I stuck it in the back of our property and promptly forgot about it.
Fast forward to this week and here's two different evening harvests. Not a ton of berries, but after the transplant shock, I'm surprised we got any at all. Not to mention getting scarfed up by the critters that run through our yard on a regular basis. There are a few dozen more emerging/white-ish berries that will ripen soon, too. So we'll be at it for a while it seems. But, with just one plant, we'll never be in a position to fill pint after pint like some folks.
Like the rest of their 'teardown' brethren, this Raspberry plant is currently in a pretty shady-spot (welp, most of our property is at least part-shade), so that will limit the bounty, at least according to this post on Gardens Alive. Maybe that means they're destined to move closer to the house. And to be protected in some way with some fencing or something to keep the critters at bay.