Well, it took me a couple of hours, but I got all the new (10) raspberries planted this evening. I waited until the wind died down a bit, but didn’t get started until 7:30. There was enough ambient light for another hour or so, and we have a pole light down there by the old house so that helped. But by 9 it was dark, so I had to get out my floodlight to finish pruning and watering them.
My niece was down working in the house and came out about 8:30 and saw me out there working, and said, “how can you see when it’s this dark??”. I told her I was about done, but I do have pretty good night vision. Maybe I’m part cat…
It’s good to get that finally done. All I have left is to plant the 4 new blackberries, and I’ll be done with this year’s fruit plantings. I need to get going on my veggie starts, plus the plots need turned. If it don’t rain Sat, I might get the tractor out and do that.
Here’s the plot from left to right:
Prelude – Eden – Killarney – Anne – Fall Gold – Double Gold – Nova – Joan J – Caroline – Royalty – Bristol – MacBlack
I was kinda bothered that the FG plant had some small white sprouts on its roots, along with some other plant. I hope I didn’t plant them too late. The others looked clean still.
Eden and Anne were planted last year. When I know that the new ones have sprouted and made it, I’ll put up the trellis.