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    Raspberries should be planted in early spring to be enjoyed the following season.

    Growing Raspberries

    Soil Preparation:

    Red raspberry roots require good soil conditions. A medium textured soil, which has not been in raspberries recently, is best. The soil should have high organic matter content and good drainage. Soil should be deep plowed and planted to crops that are weeded with herbicides to control perennial weeds in the years before planting. Soil should be checked for nematodes in case fumigation may be necessary before planting.

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