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Raspberries are weeds!

 
Johnny Gisson
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When I planted my bare root canes over a month ago I found a small sprout connected to the roots under the soil on one of the canes.
It was so fragile I broke the root from the stem laying it down on the ground.
I planted the tiny root and the stem/leaf part separately thinking it was a total waste of time. I completely forgot about it and now I walked past the spot a week ago and see new growth!!
That is amazing to me. Still don't know if it was the stem without the root or just the root.
It was only a few inches long I honestly cant believe it grew.
Raspberries are tougher than weeds!
What a beautiful sight!!!
LOOK!

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Shawn Harper
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Yeah... Just wait a few years and you will have plenty. very easy to propogate.

ps: They send out runners and root at any point on the stem that touches soil as far as I know. Oh, and seedlings readily sprout!
 
steve bossie
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I've filled a 20ft. row in 2 years from shoots from 1 plant! very prolific! i till under dozens of shoots in between the rows in the spring also. they will completely take over a garden if you let them.

 
John Duffy
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Put some mulch and compost around that happy plant and watch it grow really fast! Mine seem to like grass clippings and compost
 
K Putnam
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I inherited one clump with the property. In the spring, I dig up any strays and transplant them to the edge of one of my guilds. Eventually trellised, they'll make a nice little border. I think next year, I will finally have more than I can eat while browsing.
 
Rene Poulin
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Yes raspberry can be very invasive, I have them too close to my asparagus. Now I have to plant raspberry in another area and kill off all the old ones in the asparagus patch. Don't let this happen to you😬
 
John Elliott
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Rene Poulin wrote:Yes raspberry can be very invasive, I have them too close to my asparagus. Now I have to plant raspberry in another area and kill off all the old ones in the asparagus patch. Don't let this happen to you😬


Why is this a problem? I have asparagus and blackberries planted together and they seem to be fine companions. In the spring, I get asparagus shoots popping up in the middle of the brambles and a few weeks later, the blackberries are ready to pick. I would think it would work the same way for raspberries. Although it does seem that raspberries are not as prolific as blackberries in the hot Georgia sun.
 
duane hennon
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I have problems with both raspberries and blackberries

I do not interplant backberries with anything
they have their own space - they are super aggressive (and thorny) here

I have as raspberries planted with asparagus with no problem
I think because the asparagus is early and done before the berries
and the asparagus is under the raspberries

I have problems in other beds with the berried inter acting with fruit trees and bushes
the berries will spread and start to grow next to and up into the limbs of the trees
causing a mess and work
 
steve bossie
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I've heard that if you dig a trench around your trees and put in 12in stainless flashing down in so its flush with the top of the soil it will stop the runners invading your trees and other garden beds.
 
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