I inherited some "thornless" raspberry plants last spring from a friend who was moving, and quickly planted them in a hastily cleared plot on our new property just on the northern edge of Palmer while we were waiting for the house to be built. They grew pretty well last summer and produced a couple berries, and looked pretty healthy until the moose found them and trimmed them... I didn't mulch the plants over the winter, and now I'm worried that they may have all croaked.
Wild raspberries are pushing up in the powerline right-of-way, and cow parsnip is coming up as well (along with a host of other plants). But nothing in the berry bed.
I'm hesitant to dig around too much just yet, but I'm wondering if everyone else has new growth on their berries already? Or are we still early? When should I expect to know for sure?