[Market-farming] Blackberry and Raspberry Questions

E C GRANATA elainegranata at msn.com
Wed Aug 13 20:39:13 EDT 2008


Michelle:  There are bind weed mites that destroy bindweed.  Check with your ag extension agent/ag dept to see if they're available in your state.

Elaine
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Michelle Johnson<mailto:lmfarm at svtv.com> 
  To: 'Market Farming'<mailto:market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org> 
  Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 2:46 PM
  Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Blackberry and Raspberry Questions


  Thanks for the suggestion- I will try that!  As for bindweed- does anything
  stop that??  Talk about relentless....  If only my vegetables had that much
  tenacity towards growing. 

  Michelle
  Mustard Seed Farm

  -----Original Message-----
  From: market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org<mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org>
  [mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Richard
  Robinson
  Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 3:07 PM
  To: Market Farming
  Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Blackberry and Raspberry Questions

   On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 11:06:42 -0500, Michelle Johnson wrote:
  > Did they mention how they control weed growth within the raspberry canes?
  We
  > moved our raspberries to our orchard to run in rows between our fruit
  trees,
  > and no matter how much I weed and mulch, the grass roots continue to be a
  > problem.  I dont want to use landscape fabric that might inhibit new cane
  > growth.  Any suggestions?

  I've had good success with a heavy application of leaves. The canes grow
  right through them, but the grasses have much more trouble, especially if
  the canes are thick enough to shade the interior of the row. Leaves aren't
  so good against bindweed, which continues to be a problem for me. 

   --
   Richard Robinson
   http://www.nasw.org/users/rrobinson/<http://www.nasw.org/users/rrobinson/>
   


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