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So I don't know if this is the right place to post but here I go..
So I planted 10 bare root raspberries, it took me a wile to get them in the ground and about a month later only one has shot up a shoot. So I had an idea to plant bush beans all threw out the raspberry bed as well as some prenial flowers intell the raspberries come in.
Dose that sound like a good idea. I'm in Colorado zone 5a and the spot gets 8 hours of sun
 
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I would be interested in what others say but in my experience raspberries quickly colonize an area and crowd out anything near it. I have mine as an understory to larger trees. Started with 5 and 2yrs later have too many to count.
 
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Absolutely - go for it. I've got a perennial garden bed (you can see it here: http://www.floridasurvivalgardening.com/2015/04/a-magnificent-result-check-out-my.html) that contains three raspberries, rosemary, roses, a Japanese persimmon, a perennial marigold, native coneflowers, lavender and who knows what else. The raspberries are thriving.
 
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Thanks for the replys! I'll just see what happens. I figure that I should I just fill the bed up with plants incase the rasbearies either don't make it or intell they come in.
The bed is just turned over grass and some weeds on heavy clay soil with a 2-4 in of 1-2 year old cow manure bed on leafs and grassclipings. Nice and black. So It will be cool to see what happens.
 
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strawberries are supposed to be good under raspberries, though my experience is that the strawberry plants grow and spread heartily but are not inclined to fruit. Raspberries (in my case Heritage) on the other hand both spread and fruit abundantly. Both are in a woodchip bed.
 
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