It is recipes like this Raspberry Orange French Toast Cups that makes the job of transplanting my fruit patch go quickly. It’s hard to image not being able to walk out in the garden in July and harvest these raspberries that have been in our family for well over 30 years. Nothing beats being able to go out into your backyard and pick home grown fruit. In this post I share a tasty fresh recipe that can be served most anytime of the day as long as the berries are ripe.
These berries are special to me because they are the first fruit I ever grew on my own in our first garden in town. The berry shrubs were located near the garage right off the back alley in Perrysburg, Ohio. Every spring I would go out and weed under the berry plants and apply new straw that would work as a weed block and also hold moisture in the soil. I still remember picking fresh berries and eating them right off the vine at 8 months pregnant with my first child. The Craving for sweet fresh berries on that mid-July day with sweat dripping down my face didn’t bother me. Berries are easy to grow as long as you can give them at least 6 hours of afternoon sun. You’ll love fresh fruit right off the shrub and in recipes like the one in this post.
Pruning Raspberry Tips
Nothing beats being able to go out into your backyard and pick home grown fruit. The trellis the raspberry plants grows on is way to big for this location. I’m going to be adding a picket fence around my 40’x 60′ garden and the trellis doesn’t work in the design. I hope to use a wire with stakes as shown in the video below.