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Accidental raspberry massacre

Hi, all!

I just came home from work to find that my loving husband had pulled up all of the new shoots in our raspberry patch, thinking they were weeds. The patch is now very sparse and I'm worried it won't regrow those shoots, which were very strong and probably ready to fruit next year. I'm even more worried that pulling up those strong shoots will prove too much of a shock to the patch and we'll lose all our precious berries! Do you have any advice on making sure the plants stay healthy through this shock, or reassurance that the new growth will return in time...? 

Thank you! 


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530

    This is the sort of thing a man does when wants to ensure his wife doesn't ask him, ever again, to help with the garden.

    Did it lead to a non-accidental husband massacre?

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    I was once married to a....plank (struggling for printable word there) who weeded lupin seedlings.

    If the plants were healthy and you got them back in quickly they may take a week or two to get back into their stride but they should be ok. 

  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003

    My OH trying to be helpful but doesn't know a weed from a plant pulled up my bed of newly planted annuals last year...........joshua47...........I think you may be right, after all when has anyone ever seen the same plant in a bed, equally spaced out image

  • rachel172rachel172 Posts: 2

    you guys are too funny. he really was trying! he'a broken-hearted too. plant pauper you're saying i ahouls replant the shoots? 

  • dozyrosiedozyrosie Posts: 15

    I wouldn't worry: raspberry is a real thug, and it will grow back I'm sure! Definitely worth replanting what he pulled up...

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