Robert Ray wrote:I am just getting my arctic variety started that hugs the ground like thyme. The literature tells me to just run over it the fall with a lawnmower. Now I just have to get brave enough to do it without killing it.
Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:
It's interesting what happened to you raspberry bush Ben! Now you can do the experiment.
What I learned about raspberries (I have the two different varieties too, here in the Netherlands):
the summer-raspberries, fruiting in June, you cut the branches that had fruits (only those ones!) directly after you harvested all fruits (so that will be in July);
the autumn-raspberries you prune by cutting everything 10 cm above ground in January / February.
Skandi Rogers wrote:ok I just clicked on it this post may be a bit rambling as I'll add to it as I come to things
1. the featured plant sayswhere is the pacific north west and what is the climate? For anyone other than an American this doesn't mean anything. it really needs to be in heat days/zone. or as a minimum a climate zone.
The berries ripen from early May to late July in most of the Pacific Northwest (later in cooler climates)
2. I feel it would be better to be able to click on either the picture and/or the name rather than the little "show" button
Prefers full sun,Prefers shade
this makes no sense a plant cannot prefer two different conditions. Many of the plants have this.
4. heat zones would be very important for those of us in Europe. there are many things that can survive the winters here but will never fruit as we don't get warm enough, apricots, peaches etc etc.
5. when you click on Rose for example is it possible to then go to a sub menu for different types? climbing Dog roses cannot be used in the same place as rosa rugosa.
The information I am normally searching for is;
Which parts are edible and if they are a bit strange how to make them usable
Silke Vg wrote:
2. Maybe a bit of more basic knowledge on the site would be nice: hardiness zone? What you mean?
Skandi Rogers wrote:There is also a method with Autumn raspberries to get two crops, leave the old canes and they will fruit again in early summer, then cut them down and the new canes will fruit as normal in Autumn. You will need to cut them back if they like it as they get to congested and then you just get mould not raspberries.
those new shoots in your picture are not what people mean by new canes, new canes come from the ground rather than halfway up old canes.
Silke Vg wrote:Hi Ben,
1. Yes there are much plants without pictures... but it is normal it is not that easy. I will see what I can do I know the app Plantnet... they have much maybe ask them?
2. Maybe you can put the basic info like an intro by the subjects. And repeat that base + more info in the knowledgebase. Hope you understand that maybe better?
I am looking forward to use it! Although it is a bit more difficult for me because my mother tongue is dutch and I live in France so I can cope in English but it is more work for me to translate everything... when you want to work more in other languages too, you know where to find me !
Wish you much luck!