Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
RASPBERRIES GONE WILD Toplef10RASPBERRIES GONE WILD 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

RASPBERRIES GONE WILD I22gcj10RASPBERRIES GONE WILD 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
RASPBERRIES GONE WILD Toplef10RASPBERRIES GONE WILD 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

RASPBERRIES GONE WILD I22gcj10RASPBERRIES GONE WILD 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Anyone ever used the bug (water) blaster
by markqz Yesterday at 10:17 pm

» Message from Sanderson
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 6:28 pm

» N&C Midwest—May 2021
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:39 pm

» What's everyone planting?
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:30 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 5:12 pm

» Compost Tumblers
by yolos Yesterday at 4:27 pm

» trellis & Green Beans
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:07 pm

» Re-starting my passion
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:36 pm

» Can I add Mel's Mix directly over loose soil?
by Nomin 5/13/2021, 9:10 pm

» Coconut coir
by donnainzone5 5/13/2021, 8:32 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson 5/13/2021, 6:57 pm

» elevated raised bed over cemented area
by sanderson 5/13/2021, 6:54 pm

» Are these good for first mel's mix?
by plantoid 5/13/2021, 5:36 pm

» Galvanized Fire Ring for Rhubarb Raised Beds?
by plantoid 5/13/2021, 4:54 pm

» New Gardener in Utah
by AtlantaMarie 5/13/2021, 6:11 am

» Good Gardening Movie
by Dunkinjean 5/12/2021, 9:17 pm

» Questions about compost for Mel's Mix
by FRED58 5/12/2021, 1:53 pm

» Bokashi
by OhioGardener 5/10/2021, 4:53 pm

» Alternative Composting for Urban Dweller-Vernmenting.
by has55 5/10/2021, 12:37 pm

» Protect yourself from skin cancer and pre-cancerous spots
by sanderson 5/8/2021, 2:02 am

» Biochar?
by sanderson 5/8/2021, 1:42 am

» Mark's first SFG
by sanderson 5/8/2021, 1:35 am

» 2021 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 5/8/2021, 1:30 am

» Hello From Far Southwest Texas and Northwest Ohio
by AtlantaMarie 5/7/2021, 7:29 am

» Planted store bought Garlic last fall.
by jimmy cee 5/6/2021, 10:03 pm

» beginning new compost bins
by jimmy cee 5/6/2021, 9:53 pm

» Is this enough variety for compost mix?
by sanderson 5/6/2021, 2:14 pm

» Grids: Colored PVC & Fittings
by bigtex52 5/6/2021, 2:08 pm

» A ghost of Christmas past & the weather forecast
by plantoid 5/5/2021, 11:53 pm

» The SFG Journey- Soil Food Web
by has55 5/5/2021, 3:28 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

RASPBERRIES GONE WILD

Go down

RASPBERRIES GONE WILD Empty RASPBERRIES GONE WILD

Post  gilesc 5/16/2011, 5:52 am

hOW DO i CONTROL RASPBERRIES GONE WILD?
avatar
gilesc

Posts : 1
Join date : 2011-05-16
Location : Cape John, Nova Scotia

Back to top Go down

RASPBERRIES GONE WILD Empty Re: RASPBERRIES GONE WILD

Post  walshevak 5/16/2011, 6:10 am

I must need coffee. My first reaction was


a flamethrower Twisted Evil

Sorry, but I know nothing about rasberry cultivation

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
walshevak
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4372
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 78
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

Back to top Go down

RASPBERRIES GONE WILD Empty Re: RASPBERRIES GONE WILD

Post  Barkie 5/16/2011, 6:31 am

A bit more info might help with what to do with them. Has the clump got too large/wide? Are they summer fruiting or fall fruiting? Have you got the name of the variety? Are they freestanding or on a trellis or fence and are they in the ground or MM?
avatar
Barkie

Posts : 306
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Wales, Uk. Last frost May

Back to top Go down

RASPBERRIES GONE WILD Empty Re: RASPBERRIES GONE WILD

Post  martha 5/16/2011, 1:25 pm

Raspberries will run rampant if allowed. It took me awhile to realize that what was growing in the dark shady corner of our yard was tangles of raspberries. (Too much shade for them to fruit - at least that's my guess) - but it took axes and long, long pruners to get through them.

So, how much of a mess are you dealing with?

They send out suckers underground. My raspberries at the restaurant are only three years old, so too soon to know if what I am doing will work. The first thing I did (okay, really a strong young man did) was dig a deep trench and line it with weed-cloth. Then I watch out for suckers. One of the little buggers grew long last year, flopped over about 18" away from the original, and set roots! Just like a strawberry! I didn't know it would do that, but it did!

And the other thing I do is prune a lot. So far, none have turned up outside their area, but like I said, this is only year 3.

PS - I'm kinda thinking the flame thrower might not be that bad an idea! Besides the thorns making it difficult to uproot them, I am pretty sure that they will keep growing from wherever the root breaks off.
martha
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 64
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

Back to top Go down

RASPBERRIES GONE WILD Empty Re: RASPBERRIES GONE WILD

Post  ModernDayBetty 5/16/2011, 2:06 pm

Technically I "can't grow raspberries" where I live. But I try. I learned how to string them up from my friend who has a lot of "bushes" up in Bellevue, WA where they grow like crazy.

I only have three so not "crazy" and this is only year two. I started early when they first started sprouting leaves. I have two stakes and a lot of hemp twine. Tie twine to one steak, go all the way around suckers, wrap around steak, and back around the other side of the suckers starting close the base. I do this all the way up the raspberry bushes. This keeps you from having to touch them, they are awfully poky. You have to add new string as they grow more. I have short steaks, I would suggest around 10 feet if they grow well in your area.

On a side note, if you just want them gone for the year, you might try goats. A little slower than a flame thrower but they'll be cleared quickly enough. I have a friend who bought goats just to eat down all the wild blackberry bushes in their backyard, then sold them to someone else for the same purpose when her backyard was cleared. Warning, they eat and eat, and eat everything :o)

[edit] Oops, I went out and took a picture just for this post then forgot to add it,

RASPBERRIES GONE WILD Moz-screenshotRASPBERRIES GONE WILD Raspbe10
ModernDayBetty
ModernDayBetty

Female Posts : 298
Join date : 2011-03-19
Location : Central Washington Zone 7a

Back to top Go down

RASPBERRIES GONE WILD Empty Re: RASPBERRIES GONE WILD

Post  martha 5/16/2011, 2:16 pm

From what I understand blackberries make raspberries seem tame! Love the goat idea! They do eat everything, but it's not always a bad thing!
martha
martha

Female Posts : 2188
Join date : 2010-03-03
Age : 64
Location : Acton, Massachusetts Zone 5b/6a

Back to top Go down

RASPBERRIES GONE WILD Empty Re: RASPBERRIES GONE WILD

Post  Dogalot 5/16/2011, 3:11 pm

@martha wrote:From what I understand blackberries make raspberries seem tame! Love the goat idea! They do eat everything, but it's not always a bad thing!

I had goats until last year -- they didn't bother the Raspberries.

I just mow them over to keep them in the space I have available for them. I have transplanted some of the 'starts' to another area as well.
avatar
Dogalot

Male Posts : 8
Join date : 2011-05-16
Location : Clayton, IN Zone 5(?)

Back to top Go down

RASPBERRIES GONE WILD Empty Re: RASPBERRIES GONE WILD

Post  boog1 5/16/2011, 4:17 pm

mine came from the bottom '40' of my yard. i dug them up after i dug a trench and put them bout every 8 inchs or so, i did the same thing as krazi's pic, but i used electic fence post wire not twine in between the t-posts still have plenty more to move later.

boog
boog1
boog1

Male Posts : 260
Join date : 2010-09-01
Age : 64
Location : jackson,mi

Back to top Go down

RASPBERRIES GONE WILD Empty Re: RASPBERRIES GONE WILD

Post  Weatherkid 5/16/2011, 6:15 pm

We've been growing raspberries for about 10 or so years now. The way we control them is by simply mowing over the shoots that grow outside their alloted space (probably not the right way, but it works for us Smile ). It doesn't seem to hurt the main plants and they keep growing like crazy.
We also prune them to about 2 feet every winter, and add ashes from our wood burning stove on them in very early spring. (like late Feb.)

Ours are not in MM but they give us two (usually bumper) crops every year.

Don't give up!

Weatherkid
Weatherkid
Weatherkid

Male Posts : 58
Join date : 2010-04-24
Age : 25
Location : Frederick, MD on the border of zone 6b and 7a

Back to top Go down

RASPBERRIES GONE WILD Empty Re: RASPBERRIES GONE WILD

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum