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Skeletonized Raspberry Leaf

What is a Skeletonizer?  The pest group called “skeletonizers” is a category of worms or bugs that will completely devour the entire green leafy part of a plant leaving only the rib structure of the leaf. These are a very destructive creature that is highly traumatizing and sometimes fatal to the plant involved. Types of Skeletonizer The Oak Leaf Skeletonizer is common and affects the Great Lakes Region as well as southern Canada across to BC and northern USA. The Apple Leaf Skeletonizer is common to the west coast, Pacific Northwest and BC as well as up and down the East …

How to Grow Raspberries in Containers

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Red Raspberries

Are you convinced that you can’t grow anything at all and have a completely brown thumb?  I guarantee you – there is hope! Growing raspberries is like trying to grow weeds, seriously.  You’ll be able to grow a bounty of delicious raspberries, promise. They’re so easy and yummy that they make a perfect beginner crop for kids too. They can handle minimal care, less than ideal soil and will happily live in containers for years too. They’ll even take some drought and still recover to produce beautiful berries for you all season long. They thrive best in climate zones 3 to 8. …