Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 15, Part 5: Plant Study, The Raspberry

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms



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Raspberries make wonderful gifts. All the surplus can be made into preserves. The berries should be collected straight into punnets, never subject them to extra handling. The black raspberry does not send up canes from the roots, so use layering to propagate. Wood ash promotes excellent flavor in the fruits, and should be applied in the spring. But keep it dry until use. If cold winds blow through your raspberries during the winter, build hedge rows for windbreak protection. Sambucus makes a spray that will repel animals that try to eat the plants. Castor bean also serves this purpose. (13:06)



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