Raspberry Guild

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  1. Pakanohida

    Pakanohida Junior Member

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    I was looking for information on this on the WWW and at another site that I generally don't go to, once again that other forum made me fall out of the chair in bewilderment but that is neither here nor there.

    Has anyone figured out a good guild for raspberries that works with the various types?
     
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    Go on, give us a link to the other forum thread ;-) (I also don't go there much, there is alot of good info, but I find the culture of invisible rules too weird).

    Raspberries... the ones I know growing in the wild grow in a big mass all on their own (and produce well). If I had plenty of space I would try that, and build keyhole access.

    Are you wanting to interplant? How come?
     
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    Yes, because I find it a more stable garden system. Hence why I am playing around with ideas for the goji berry as well.
     
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    "Yes, because I find it a more stable garden system"

    For raspberries?
     
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    For everything, we are all interconnected after all.
     
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    True about interconnectedness. Although raspberries grow very well in the wild in big clumps, not with other plants, my sense is they like their own space and they like to spread out. Possibly they don't like to share. Haven't seen them in their native ecosystem though. I'm just pondering how much the nature of the plant is a factor in guild design. There may be modern varieties that do better being mixed, ones that have been bred for smaller spaces perhaps.
     
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    Well, I took a flying leap today without my permission & was awarded the time to work on this.

    This is the guild I am going to work towards since everything works together here.

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    Garlic - All around pest fighter
    Tansy - deterrent for ants, cucumber beetles, Japanese beetles and squash bugs.
    Turnip - Planting turnips near your raspberries helps deter the Harlequin beetle.
    Yarrow - another plant like the turnip that wards off the Harlequin beetle
    Wormwood - repels moth, flea beetles, and cabbage worm butterfly
    Lavender - Mouse, moth & tick repellent
     
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    Any updates on how this worked? I'm looking for interplanting options for a fairly new raspberry and blackberry plot.
     

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