This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
Says Mr. N. Ohmer: "To grow raspberries successfully, you must select good soil, well underdrained; let it be clay loam or sandy soil, but prefer upland clay loam. I have known them to do admirably in almost any soil, provided it is rich and not wet. Plow as you would for any other crop, the deeper the better if your soil admits of it. Harrow well; plow out furrows six or seven feet apart, and plant in said rows three feet apart - a partial shade I find to advantage. My patches that do best are in an old orchard".