Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Raspberries grown in compost/peat moss

Posted by fruitmaven.WIz5 5 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 26, 12 at 16:28

I planted raspberries in spring of 2011 in my clay loam, in a low spot of my yard, too close to my maple tree. Needless to say, they haven't been particularly happy and I decided to move them. I built several 2'x4' raised beds (8" deep) and am putting them in full sun. The problem is, I don't have much soil lying around to mix in with the compost and peat moss. I went to buy bags of topsoil at Farm and Fleet (since Menards doesn't stock it now) and that said "blend of peat moss and sand". I thought, I can buy those separate for cheaper, if it's not real topsoil.

So, how do you think the raspberries will grow in a mix of peat moss and compost, with wood chip mulch? They are open bottom boxes, so the roots could perhaps penetrate the clay soil if they need to. Thanks!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Raspberries grown in compost/peat moss

I'd get some sand or something in the mix to help drainage. Everything you mention is a water retainer. If raspberry roots stay too moist too long you will get root rot. Been there, done that.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here