27 thoughts on “Growing Soft Fruits for Beginners

    lane laney

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    Sorry to see blueberries weren't mentioned. Otherwise, I always enjoy your videos and information.

    frazzld frazzld

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    I can't remember if I have a summer or autumn raspberry? It literally did nothing last year (when I bought it) & thought i'd killed it! It's literally a stick ( maybe 10 inches high), with two leaves that have just appeared qter way from the base!? Any ideas anyone? I;m in Uk if that makes a difference? All help is appreciated,. Thanks.

    Jawjagrrl

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    We planted thornless blackberries last spring. Our summer was so rainy the fruits were not great, but the plants are huge! Not sure if I they fruit on 1st year canes or not.

    We also planted blueberries, which required a lot of soil amendment to get the acid level where they like to be. Deer or rabbits got at them during the winter however and I'm not sure that several of them will come back. Might not suggest these for beginners unless they are prepared to defend them for the first few years. The blackberries weren't touched.

    Just A1 Technology

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

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    Beth Banderton

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    I'm going to use my new greenhouse this year so wondered with tomatoes. Do you have to sow the whole packet of say 20 seeds or can you just sow maybe 2 or 3 so none go to waste thanks

    WenJie ZhuGe

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    I'm going to test the waters to plate red berries. That makes me a little curious . Fortunately, your videos encourage me, it's so helpful. Thanks.

    J Parra

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    We've had a large raspberry plant that wasn't producing much fruit.  Now we've learned to cut it back so this year we cut it to the ground.  Hopefully that will do the trick.  I'll keep you posted.

    Anne Studley

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    I have a black currant bush that produces lots of flowers and leaves, but the flowers end up producing VERY few berries. I'd love to see a more in-depth how-to video on pruning and growing black currant bushes in general. Are they even self pollinating? The nursery where I got it years ago doesn't even know.

    Rebecca Featherstone

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    Which is best for the desert southwest (US?)

    N Dixon

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    Thanks, am starting an allotment for the residents of this house to use, will be making the whole garden edible with fruit and veg with a polytunnel and shed, the only inedible plants will be beneficials as I'm setting out the garden as organic, chemical free. All the produce the tenants don't use will go to the local food bank for the local community. A big task ahead for this spring, but I'm gonna love getting my hands dirty again 🙂

    meroudaOL

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    Round here we have golden raspberries, gooseberries, black raspberries, white alpine stawberries, regular strawberries, lingonberry, and one tiny, barely producing blueberry.

    Dunsters & Dragons

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    I have currants (red, white and clove scented), they are great, very easy to grow. I prune them in the winter to remove old, dead and crossing canes, mulch them in our hot summers and water them with a soaker hose when needed. That's generally weekly here in our hot, dry climate and sandy soil.

    I have a goji berry bush – I'm not so happy with it. It tends to root where ever it touches the ground and the berries are small and bitter. There may be better varieties. It is certainly tough!

    I tried the hardy kiwi's, they need more water than I am able to provide – grow them where its damper and not 110 F in the summers!

    I've a currant/gooseberry cross, its pretty tasty, rich and tart. I grow Elderberries, be sure they have shade in hot areas and plenty of water, they are easy to grow though. Oregon grapes have wonderful blue berries that are tart, but not bitter and make wonderful jelly! They are rock solid easy to grow and a lovely ornamental evergreen.

    I have a couple of Mulberry trees, they are marginally hardy in my almost zone 4 extreme climate. I love the fruit though, very flavorful and very prolific (flavor may be variety dependent) – be careful the purple ones stain, keep them away from walkways and driveways. I love growing a variety of oddball fruits!

    E.L. Bl/Du

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    agree w/ Marilyn about blueberries, another easy one is figs. They are bountiful and make delicious jam, if they don't all get eaten up first.

    Molly Myers

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    I love blackberries! I have two varities and will be transplanting this year and covering to keep them away from the birds. Thank you for your enjoyable and educational videos

    Maryjane Green

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    I planted raspberries a few years ago, get vigorous growth, but I've seen very few flowers, no fruit. I've been trying dif things, from cutting all vines, to cutting none. I want to make jam! I am in zone 5. I have a few varieties in there, I forget what.

    Iky C

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    Nice video! Mulberry is another!

    Marilyn Clark

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    I have a dozen of blueberry bushes growing in pots. I continually add used coffee grounds as they seem to love it. Plus I put soil acidifier during fall. I trim dead twigs. My blueberries provide me bountiful harvest each year!

    Jan Vautard

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    I grow blueberries, both the traditional blue type and a pink lemonade blueberry in containers. The require very little aside from putting cages around them to protect the fruit and some minimal watering and occasional feeding or soil amendment to insure adequate acidity. My daughter has raspberries, blackberries, and pink lemonade blueberries planted in-ground at her house.

    Thomas Kilpatrick

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    aw wow, you folks are psychic! I was just checking out some autumn fruiting raspberries last night. Its a sign for sure.

    Mohamed Tayel

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    is this plant's survive in Egypt if yes what is best times for planting

    Mark Frampton

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    I'm growing strawberries and blueberries (mixed varieties for longer cropping) this year at my allotment. They've been in for a few months, so looking forward to seeing how they go when the spring arrives.

    Simone Bourgeois

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    Can Currents grow in growing zone 9b?

    Allotment Central

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    Nice – Definitely planting strawberries 🙂

    Dolly Perry

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    You skipped Blueberries. Is that because you deem them too difficult for beginners?

    Wenz World

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    Loved this! We inherited a lot of fruiting plants when we bought our home. There are well-established blueberries, wild blackberries and raspberries, plus red currants and elderberries. We’ve added gooseberries, which have spread nicely on their own. Additionally we have fruit trees, especially apples. This video is particularly helpful because I’m never quite sure when to prune. I’ll give it a go this winter(if it ever stops snowing). Thank you for all the wonderful, informative videos!

    singleman

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

    Nice! Archived this one!

    marcel leonardi

    (April 10, 2018 - 5:12 pm)

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