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raspberrys and strawberries?

Posted by stoloniferous 6 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 27, 08 at 13:01

I have a row of raspberries being delivered in a few weeks, and I'm wondering if they would be happy with strawberries planted at their feet. Has anyone tried this? Would I need to give the raspberries a year or two to grow first so that the strawberries aren't too much competition?

Thanks. . .


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RE: raspberrys and strawberries?

I wouldn't mix the two. Rasps take a lot of room and you'd be tromping on the berrys to get the fruit of the rasps.

Here is a link that might be useful: Propagating Perennials


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RE: raspberrys and strawberries?

Ahh, too late, I already put in my order. :)


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RE: raspberrys and strawberries?

I agree with bullthistle---the rasps won't stay in the nice neet rows your going to plant them in. Your not going to be happy with the combination in a couple of years.


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RE: raspberrys and strawberries?

Who says I like nice neat rows? Heehe. . . actually the space is a narrow raised bed which is bordered on one side by a driveway and on the other by a fence. I know this means I'll only be able to pick berries from the driveway side, and it'll get crowded - but I shouldn't have to step on the strawberries to pick the raspberries.

At any rate, I don't currently have anywhere else to put all of these strawberries. :) Unless there is reason to think they are going to harm the raspberry bushes, I'm willing to call this an experiment, and if I have to rip out strawberry plants in a few years, I'm okay with that.


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RE: raspberrys and strawberries?

I'm thinking of doing the same. How did it turn out?


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RE: raspberrys and strawberries?

I;m also considering adding strawberries to potted plants. How did it turn out?


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