I have five purple royalty raspberries that I got this spring and they're growing quite well in the kitchen garden, until now. The deer haven't bothered them all year, but now that the grass is dying back, they've started eating the leaves. I think it's the babies (they try everything) but I'm wondering if anyone has ever interplanted raspberries with anything else?
I planted them fairly far apart, since they're supposed to get about 5' tall. I have all this bee balm that I need to divide and I was thinking of planting it between and behind the raspberries. Is this going to make the raspberries taste any different? It would be very pretty, since the bee balm is red and I have lavender alyssum under the raspberries, with blueberries behind them. Also have strawberries under the blueberries, so they may all end up growing together :)
It's a small enough area, I should be able to pull up any bee balm that gets too carried away. Has anyone ever tried this?