Grapes or Raspberries?
I live in Florida (zone 8) and decided to try for the first time ordering some bare roots from a company called Michigan Bulb Co. (anyone have any experience with them?) They have two great offers on fruit: three types of grapes and three types of raspberries. I am trying to decide which to go with. I was wondering if anyone has an experience growing either fruits, especially in Florida. I am a relatively new gardener as well. If we choose the grapes, we have a chain link fence around our backyard, so I was considering growing the grapes there, but my husband was worried about a neighbor's dog interfearing with them. We looked at prices on pre- made trellis and were a little sticker shocked. So if a trellis is really the best way, does anyone know any tips on making them at home? My father used to construct trellises for our climbing roses out of thin boards made like a ladder but in a V shape. I wondered if a similar operation could be used for the grapes? My mother had mentioned also considering how long is takes each to bear fruit as a possible persuasion. Both come bare root. Thanks!