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Raspberry cane bare root

16 new canes delivered later than expected 😤.  But ground keeps freezing overnight at moment.   Shall I plant them all temporarily in large pots ?   Or is it safe to  try and get them in the hard ground ?   Thanks in advance 


  • NollieNollie Posts: 6,761
    How hard is hard ground? If you have prepared the spot in advance so it’s reasonably friable, worked soil under the freeze and it has thawed enough by late afternoon to dig, I would get them in the ground. You can keep them in a bucket of water in a frost-proof garage or outbuilding for a few days and choose your moment...

    If it’s unprepared, frozen solid ground and looks to remain that way for a while, potting them up temporarily until it thaws is probably your best option.
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • purplerallimpurplerallim Posts: 4,693
    edited December 2019
    The year I got mine I couldn't plant them, ( it was January so ground too solid, gift from a friend) so used compost in tubs that had been used that year for tomatoes as they were sat empty in the greenhouse. Planted them laying down, as instructed,  just covering the roots in compost. By march they had started to have shoots so then planted in final spot. They have done very well in their first two years. Hope this helps @Potwoman
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