Raspberries will grow happily without any support at all, but having a raspberry trellis /support system makes gardening easier for you! If left to their own devices, raspberries will form an arching plant about 7 to 9 feet tall.
Making a support keeps these plants neat and tidy, enables easy walking between rows, and makes harvesting convenient.
This raspberry trellis is simple and easy, no carpentry needed!
Materials you’ll need for your DIY Raspberry Trellis:
6 foot tall stakes or posts, Wire(10 or 12 gauge galvanized wire works well), Mallet, Old carpet or cardboard
Step 1- Outline your raspberry patch
Start by outlining the confines of your raspberry beds. Mine are 3′ x 12′.
If your raspberries are growing along a fence or wall, keep the depth of your bed at 18″ so you can reach in to harvest easily.
Lay down strips of old carpet, wood, or even cardboard boxes around the bed you have outlined, creating a border and barrier so your new raspberry shoots will come up in your patch, not in your path.
Step 2- Put in support stakes or poles
Step 3- Wrap wire around the stakes
Step 4- Tuck those raspberries into bed
Step 5- Prune back your canes
Step 6- Maintenance
About the Author-Diane H.
I love to garden! For me, it is miraculous to see plants grow, nourishing and therapeutic to work in the garden, and health-building to eat your own homegrown foods. Fresh raspberries from the garden can’t be beat! I am not a fan of backbreaking work, though, so the easy way in gardening always has appeal to me. My husband and I are the parents of 7 children whom I home schooled. We live on 7 acres in the Rocky Mountains, with a short growing season.