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Raspberry bushes

A few years ago my neighbors planted raspberry bushes on their side of the fence. On my side right next to them I have a raised bed for lettuce etc. Now I have so many raspberry roots popping up in the lettuce bed and I can't seem to pull them fast enough. How can I stop them from growing in this spot?

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Are they good raspberries? 8) Do you really want to stop them? Why not enlarge your garden a bit? :wink:

Seriously, though, only way I can think of is to bury a solid barrier of some sort, and you may have to re-do your raised bed to accomplish that. I remember suggesting something similar before.... Ah here it is:
That being the case, what if you dig a trench all along the fence line, then put some kind of a barrier in it -- weed mat? line trench with weed mat and fill with gravel? corrugated roofing panels? sheet metal?
That was for [url=]bindweed[/url].

I think in your case, to completely stop the raspberries from getting in, I would re-design the area and put a path along the fence. Put down cardboard and heavy mulch and keep it mulched, pulling any cane that tries to grow up there. Foot traffic and compaction should help. You could bring forward your raised bed and make it wider now that you can access it from both sides. This way, the raspberries won't be stealing all the rich goodness you put in your raised bed. :wink:

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propagate those raspberries that pop up and sell them. turn a problem into a solution.
For all things come from earth, and all things end by becoming earth.

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dig up the plants and bundle them and send them to me!!! :D

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