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berry soil ?

Posted by berry_Bob 5 se,SD (My Page) on
Wed, May 30, 12 at 17:09

I have a spot in my garden I want to raise raspberries and strawberries " but " it had tomatoes ,peppers and taters there within the last year . If I put in raised beds with new soil will this work ? I know they say to wait 3 years but I want to put that LOL

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RE: berry soil ?

Who says to wait 3 years? I think this sounds just fine to me. Amend with some nice compost and you should fine. But, I would warn you - I would NOT plant raspberries in the ground. They are notorious for suckering, and after a few years, you're going to have raspberries sprouting up everywhere. You're much better off putting them in pots, and placing the pot slightly elevated (with pot feet) on a large concrete paver.

Patty S.

RE: berry soil ?

I simply pull suckers out of the ground.

RE: berry soil ?

The berries are in a different plant family, so I don't think that will matter. However, strawberries need a bit more water than raspberries, so you may want to keep them in separate sections.

Here is a link that might be useful: Growing strawberries

RE: berry soil ?

Thank You for the replies , the suckers are just fine . if they grow where I don't want them I will just mow or till

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