Our First Raspberry

first raspberry

This past May, I went with a friend to a plant sale in town.  We were having a cold snap in the weather and were shivering as we walked around.  I picked up several tomato plants as those I had started from seed seemed to be struggling, but my prized find was a raspberry bush.  I say bush, but it was barely more than a twig with a few leaves on it.  There it sat in a pale blue pot, calling my name. I have wanted to grow soft fruits for the past few years, but that day I decided to jump in with both feet.  What was the worst that could happen?  I cradled the pot in my arms and dreamt of all the gorgeous juicy raspberries we would have one day.  I was told to wait several weeks before putting it into the ground in order to prevent transplant shock, so each morning I would put my pale blue pot out onto the porch to soak up the sun.  Each night I would carry it back in to protect it from a chill. Soon, I planted my raspberry bush in the ground, and after a few weeks it had morphed into two twigs with a half a dozen leaves on them.  I had no expectations of any fruit this year, all I wanted it to do was bask in the sun and soak up the nutrients from the soil that surrounded its delicate roots. Two weeks ago, I noticed something white on the bush.  Assuming it was some sort of bug, I leaned in for a closer look.  To my surprise, it was a tiny, white raspberry.  Each day my children and I closely inspected this delicate little gem just waiting for it to mature. At last our first raspberry has grown into a gorgeous fushia berry.  Not bad for a bush that isn’t even a foot tall.  It may not be much, but I’ve never been so happy to see one little raspberry.

gardening • Thursday, September 3rd, 2009 • 3 Comments »
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3 Responses to “Our First Raspberry”

  1. spchles1 says:

    Glad to see the site is up and running. It looks great, must be that super talented web designer husband you have. Looking forward to reading more in the future.

  2. Larry says:

    What a great site. Let me be the first to congratulate you. I hope you continue with it and sell tons of your fantatic homemade products.

  3. spchles1 says:

    Larry,
    Sorry but I was the first to congratulate her, haha. Great site though, I almost want to buy one of her products. Hope all is well

    Mark

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