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londongardener

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Raspberries
« on: January 07, 2021, 20:32 »
Is it a very bad idea to plant them where they were a few years previously?  Is there anything I can do about this?

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Re: Raspberries
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2021, 11:08 »
How long ago did the ground have Rasps in


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Re: Raspberries
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2021, 11:20 »
How long ago did the ground have Rasps in
Most of the old ones went a couple of years ago (probably due to lack of light which has now been fixed I think).  There is still one left there.

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Re: Raspberries
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2021, 11:29 »
I wouldn't replant in the same area. I am pointing out that Raspberries roots take up a large area of ground. I have dug them up 6ft away from the plants, they probably travel further.



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Re: Raspberries
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2021, 11:41 »
I wouldn't replant in the same area. I am pointing out that Raspberries roots take up a large area of ground. I have dug them up 6ft away from the plants, they probably travel further.



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Re: Raspberries
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2021, 13:39 »
It's not ideal but needs must when the devil drives as the RHS article suggests you could try new canes.

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Re: Raspberries
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2021, 14:07 »
Hello here's how my grandad use to plant raspcanes  we dug a trench 18 inches wide a spade and a bit deep crumbled it out,put 4 inches of well rotted muck in the bottom,then replaced the soil leaving it 6 inches from the top with a mound down the centre as if browning asparagus then we went through the rasp bed and dug out all the new canes that weren't in the row  and planted them in the new trench covering them well with soil,you can still do this with the old ones you have check for Violet big bud as this can destroy the canes,and mulch with plenty of organic material as they are hungry feeders  jezza

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Re: Raspberries
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2021, 16:18 »
I would echo somewhat what other have said, it's not a good idea but not awful either. My experience with diseases etc. from fruit being in the same places is that it's a bit of luck and a bit of science, you've got a higher chance of suffering from diseases the more years you use the same area but it's by no means definite and you might well get away with it. If you're able to, dig out and replace as much soil as possible if not, no worries.

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Re: Raspberries
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2021, 13:00 »
Hi. how long will canes last before they need replacing , iv'e got some that have been in 8 years ,Joan j they had been great but last year not so well.

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Re: Raspberries
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2021, 13:14 »
Mine were poor last year, but I'm sure it was only because of the lack of any decent rainfall.
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