30 April: Starting to turn green as water absorption crystals are added
13 May: The one on the bottom left is an ever bearing species that does have thorns, and it seems to grow considerable slower than the thornless ones.
21 May: A little bit taller, and much darker
2 June: These guys have now really filled in and their roots are starting to come out of the drainage holes which means that they need to be planted in the ground.
I planted 4 of them around my pear trees since they raspberries typically don't grow much more than 4-5ft tall which is not tall enough to shade out the pear trees once these guys filled in. The rest of them are still a bit smaller and will do fine in their pots for a few more weeks. I also sprayed these plants down heavily with deer repellant to ensure that they can get nice and big so deer browsing won't destroy them.