Last year, we moved our raspberries to what ended up being the worst spot in the yard. Why the worst spot? There was an imperceptible dip in the yard, which stayed soggy and didn’t become evident until most of the canes died. Raspberries won’t tolerate wet soil for long—we learned that lesson the hard way!
A few of the raspberries flourished, though, and we did get a decent raspberry harvest. But I knew we needed to fix the situation.
March is fast approaching, which means it’s seed starting time here in Cincinnati. I like to start plants from seed whenever possible because it’s fun and economical. It also allows me to grow different varieties, such as Renee’s Garden Climbing Summer Squash, which I can’t find at local nurseries. (By the way, it’s delicious, grows like crazy, and wasn’t bothered by squash bugs at all last summer. It’s also a great conversation starter!)