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    Any recommendations for weed control products I can use in my raspberry patch? It's beginning to get overrun with tall grass and fireweed, but I don't want to put anything on it that will affect the growth of new berry canes.
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    Are you growing them organic or with conventional methods?

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    I forgot I posed this question 2 years ago...and neglected to reply. I'm still trying to fight the weeds in my raspberry patch. In reply to mad yaker's question, growing with conventional methods. I'm not worried about staying "organic", only worried about keeping the fruit safe to eat, so I'm figuring that whatever I apply probably can't be done once flowering/fruit set happens.

    Any suggestions appreciated!
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    After weeding them put in a thick layer of grass clippings and as they compost down just add more. It works for mine.




    Quote Originally Posted by MRFISH View Post
    Any recommendations for weed control products I can use in my raspberry patch? It's beginning to get overrun with tall grass and fireweed, but I don't want to put anything on it that will affect the growth of new berry canes.

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    I use oyster shells and it works great and the berries love it.

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    I controlled mine with a lawnmower. Sorry, I could not resist, but it's true. LOL

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    In the fall, I pile all the leaves from the yard in the raspberry patch. There are no weeds or grass whatsoever in the berry patch, the leaves help keep the ground moist, and they compost themselves over time.

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