mixing raspberries

catlady4444(7)April 9, 2010

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?



Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
viso(Reading, PA 6B)

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.

    Bookmark   April 11, 2010 at 1:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2010 at 10:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2010 at 8:49PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Are yew berries poisonous? I know the seed is, but...
Paw Paw hybrids or not?
I've contacted a few nurseries in pursuit of PawPaw....
Asparagus setaceus root, has anyone seen it?
i think that what i have here is a big size Asparagus...
This is a tree that seems to have some real potential...
Need advice for front-yard edible landscape
I am seeking advice on how to win over my neighborhood...
Sponsored Products
Fulton Keepsake Boxes - Set of 3
$89.99 | Dot & Bo
Cordless Holly and Berry Door Swag
Grandin Road
Custom Tab Top V Valance
Home Decorators Collection
Serena & Lily Diamond Fabric
Serena & Lily
Mizone Pisces Reversible 4-PIece Duvet Cover Set
Hammary Elipse 2 Piece Cocktail Table Set
Beyond Stores
Juno Pro-Series 14 in. Black Under Cabinet Xenon UPX214-BL
$83.97 | Home Depot
Antique Copper Whitehaus WHKCR3-4400 Widespread Kitchen Faucet with Spray
$629.00 | Blue Bath
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™