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Raspberries taking over the veg plot.

Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,575
Does anyone grow raspberries? How do you keep them where you planted them?

Last year I bought 6 autumn raspberry plants "Heritage". They grew well and had quite a lot of fruit. I cut them down in the winter and new leafy shoots are growing. But they are also popping up all around the plants up to about 3 ft away. I don't want them taking over the vegetable garden. I've dug up quite a lot, but I don't need any more plants as I have 2 other varieties as well.
Dordogne and Norfolk


  • EmptyheadtimeEmptyheadtime Ireland Posts: 159
    I feel your pain. Each year, around this time, I dig over the beds adjacent to my autumn raspberries and pull up as many roots and runners as I can find in a bid to keep them contained. It sort of works but I still get the odd rouge runner sprouting where it shouldn't so I just pull it up.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 9,401
    I bought this in 2017 to contain mine on a raised bed - so far so good.
    I left about 1"-2" above the soil surface to deter any adventurous runners.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • EmptyheadtimeEmptyheadtime Ireland Posts: 159
    I need to try something like that ^^ as the 8 inch wooden planks I buried around the bed never stopped them.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 19,575
    Thank you both.

    I clicked on that link but it isn't available.

    I'll just have to keep digging! I wasn't sure whether it would harm the plants.
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 SomersetPosts: 9,893
    I've got the same problem @Busy-Lizzie, runners have just popped up in my nearby Asparagus bed. Can't dig them out as apparently asparagus don't like being disturbed so just pulling off the runners for now.
    I rather think the raspberries will win - mine are Polka.
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