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August 06, 2010

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Christine B.

I have but one large spruce tree, and though it provides welcome privacy, it is so dry and infertile under said tree that almost nothing will grow. I can't imagine having scads of spruce to deal with.

Everyone should have neighbors with fruit overhanging the fence;)

Christine in Alaska

Janice Miller-Young


Only one spruce??  Consider yourself lucky Christine!  I dont even try to grow anything underneath them but because I have so many its even difficult to grow things NEAR them!
I am grateful for the fruit though!

dzfvsa

Some cherry tomatoes grow very well in shade - four hours of sun.

Laura

Raspberries! That is toping my list for next years garden. I'm going to have to play with their shade tollerance a little myself. I might need to do some tree trimming.

I like you planters!

Janice Miller-Young

Cherry tomatoes!  I never would have thought of trying!  Im guessing that four hours has to be a hot four hours though, middle of the day?
Janice

dzfvsa

Good question. Probably not morning sun, anything else should be fine. Keep the tomatoes on your patio, the bricks act as a heat releaser during the night.

Try out Sungold, they're amazing.

Mike Graf

Hi, I am new to gardening. Where do you recommend I get some Raspberry canes?

I live in Calgary too.

Calgary Garden Coach

Hi Mike,
You can buy bare-root canes in spring in any garden centre such as Sunnyside or Greengate probably around early May. The big box stores may have them too but I wouldn't trust them as much for quality - make sure you check them to see that the roots aren't too dried out.
Cheers,
Janice

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