Plant what you love!
Raspberries are one of my favorite fruits, so it was obvious to plant them so I could have an endless supply of free raspberries.
What I wasn’t expecting was how fast they spread and how many they produce.
The picture above is what I pick daily .
It all started with one scrawny little raspberry shoot and within a few years it multiplied faster than rabbits. I have now given away well over 50 plants. Not bad for a initial $3.99 investment.
If you are thinking of growing raspberries, ask a friend or neighbor to dig up a shoot and give it to you for free. Trust me they won’t mind!
I am now starting to make raspberry jam and freeze it for the winter so I can eat free organic raspberry jelly all year long.
Free raspberry juice is just as easy. Here’s how:
1. Rinse the raspberries once you bring them inside.
2. Let the raspberries dry in a colander over a bowl.
3. Once they are done drying you will have a bowl of raspberry juice.
4. Pour the juice over crushed ice and add a squirt of lime juice.
5. You may want water it down if it’s too tart for your taste. (Or add a splash of vodka if you need an extra kick on a hot summer day:)