Prepare Ground for Soft-Fruit Planting

Prepare the ground before planting soft fruit by thoroughly working the area to remove all weeds including their roots and dig in as much well rotted organic matter as possible. Also we recommend you use a Pre-Planting Soft Fruit Feed in order to aid growth.

Summer fruiting Raspberries will need the support of stakes and wires as they grow and it is best to put these in place in advance of planting to avoid accidental damage to your young canes.

When planting any Soft Fruit – Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackcurrants, Blackberries or Gooseberries – make sure the hole is large enough to spread out the roots and is a depth of just above the existing soil mark on the stem.

This will encourage better root growth. Using Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi as you plant will give plants a really good start. It helps plants to establish quicker, grow better and the mycorrhiza will be effective throughout its life. Rootgrow is endorsed by the Royal Horticultural Society too!