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Do gophers like your blueberries and raspberries?

Posted by elvie z9CA (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 21, 11 at 19:40

Hi everyone.
I'm about to plant blueberries and raspberries and wondering if they popular with the underground crowd -- are gophers prone to eating their roots?

If so I think I will plant them in baskets.


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RE: Do gophers like your blueberries and raspberries?

Gophers will eat anything, Elvie. I don't plant my blueberries in the ground since it's so hard to keep the soil acidic enough. I can be done, but it's a LOT of work. Easier to grow them in pots in California, so that might be a consideration if you're concerned about gophers. Can't speak to raspberries, but if they're near gopher activity, they will be a target.

Patty S.

RE: Do gophers like your blueberries and raspberries?

Aren't berries in the rose family? Gophers love rose roots, I'm sure they'd love berry roots too.

When I planted my blackberries I put them in gopher baskets. So far so good.

RE: Do gophers like your blueberries and raspberries?

Well if so, they don't seem to make a dent in the neighbors blackberries which border and creep under my fence.

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