I think it's been mostly luck and the fact that raspberries are, in fact, weeds and weeds seem to always do well at my house!
That said, these particular bushes were dug (bare-root) from my in-laws' farm. I put them in a not-too-sunny place the first time and they didn't thrive. Once I moved them to full sun along the base of a retaining wall, I've been battling them to stay there. I'm sure if I wanted to propagate them I could easily re-plant some of the ones I'm digging up every year!
That said, raspberries also need good, consistent water - which I haven't always done. This year, however, we've had consistent rain except for about a week - so we have raspberries!!!
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
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