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A little bit of pruning

Pruning raspberries

It's been rainy and gray for most of the week, which has kept my gardening to a minimum. There's not too much to do in the outside garden at this time of year, but I do have a few projects on the back burner --- notably extending my new mule garden bed, spreading compost and chicken bedding on various parts of the spring-garden-to-be, and pruning the berries.

I've actually been holding off on pruning since I've felt like midwinter pruning has prompted winterkilling during subsequent frigid spells during previous years. But maybe if I steer clear of the kiwis for a while, I can get away with a bit of cleanup. After all, it is almost March and these raspberry canes will start breaking dormancy in a few short weeks!



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