My neighbor gave me raspberry plants two years ago, and about half of them died. Last year, they filled my 3' x 6' patch nicely. This year i have a bounty of red raspberries on the second-year canes and little raspberry shoots are showing up in nearby beds. My raspberry patch could quadruple in size by the end of the summer.
What fun to go out to the garden and harvest a pint of raspberries every evening. In previous years, i've stopped at the farm stand and bought a pint of raspberries every day. Now they're free.
Growing my own food--and fruits!--not only saves me money, it brings me such joy. An unlimited supply of fresh red raspberries. Mmm-mmm.