I am putting in a row of raspberries...what do you think about planting several varieties in the row? I was thinking of red, then yellow, then another red, then purple. I don't have enough space to do 4 rows. Will I regret doing this?
that's what i'm planning to do. i bought an assortment that would span the growing season and the color range: yellow, orange, red, purple, and black. i think it'll be fun. i don't see why it shouldn't work, as long as i take care of them as individuals.
They'll spread underground and the more vigorous variety will end up choking the others out. What you could do, is bury a piece of 2x6 between each variety the width of the row. This will keep the roots from spreading in with the other varieties.
Yea. they can be pretty nice plants if taken care of, but can also cause a lot of terror and back-breaking work if unwatched. even one of my cuttings 4 in. tall started sending runners. hardy little buggers....... tasty though.