Raspberries near a raised bed? How bad is root spread?
I have 3 beautiful red raspberry plants (Caroline) which need planting. I originally thought I'd like to plant them near my raised beds for convenience - they would be about 1.5 - 2 ft max from the nearest bed which will have strawberries and possibly asparagus.
Am I going to have a problem with the raspberry roots invading the nearby bed? Will that create too much competition for the strawberries?
Your help and suggestions are greatly appreciated! Anybody out there growing raspberries near other food plants? How are you keeping the roots in-bounds?
I gather from other posts that even if I make a raised bed in that location solely for the raspberries, the roots may spread out all over anyway...?