When/how to prune raspberries?

I planted two (TWO) raspberry plants 2 seasons ago - I now have LOTS of raspberry plants! Did not know they would do that LOL - how/when do I prune the big ones back, and how/when to transplant??? Help!!!
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 09, 2017
    After the raspberries are finished for the season trim the bushes back.Transplanting should not be done until the fall just before they go dormant or in the early spring before the new growth emerges.

  • San11272102 San11272102 on Jun 09, 2017
    A raspberry cane only produces fruit once, then dies. Raspberries grow by sending roots in all directions. You can keep them corralled to a point by making sure they have a good soil with compost and some manure worked in the area where you want them to grow. If they come up in spots you don't want them to, like your lawn, either dig them up or cut them off. Transplanting in the fall or spring will work, but I don't prune mine back. I wait till spring and then either cut out or pull out the dead canes which are usually all brown with no leaving growing on them . This type of plant is a survivor, you have to work hard to kill it. My canes have flourished and moved into my new neighbor's yard. Her frowns turned to smiles when I told her what they were and she tasted the fruit.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 09, 2017
    Trim only the dead canes with no growth on them, I wait until spring to see what canes have buds on them and do only the parts with no growth. The new canes will live until after they fruit, but the whole cane may not die and have growth on the lower portion. You really can't guarantee what will need trimming until the next year. As far as the new plants, enjoy the added fruits, I always leave a few berries on mine that have been damaged by bugs or birds to possible reseed. The ones you find outside the area you want them are probably from birds dropping seeds. Cut them back or extend your patch a bit and allow those to grow. Pull or dig up the distant ones too far from the patch, or keep them cut down. If they are nice plants you can always try to transplant them.

  • Pet14925457 Pet14925457 on Jun 09, 2017
    I kept control of my berry patch by pulling up the new growth as it came up from the ground. I never cut or trimmed the bushes. A great share item for friends and neighbors!

  • Jeannie Carle Jeannie Carle on Jun 11, 2017
    Thank you all sooo much. I have a neighbor who owns a spot where a house was torn down and I now have permission to transplant and let them do what they do best!!! It is just amazing how many berries I have!