Raspberry Contained Planter Box Project
Raspberries thrive in the Pacific Northwest, and can grow to take over an entire yard if you’re not careful! This planter box project below shows to just what lengths I’ve gone to prevent the spread of raspberry plant roots on my property, while creating a usable working raised garden bed for raspberries we hope to enjoy throughout a long harvest season!
In the early spring, I found several friends complaining about volunteer raspberry starts coming up in their yards – in vegetable garden areas, in an area that was slated to get a new patio, they were just coming up everywhere! A good solution for this was for me to visit each property and remove raspberry starts, including as many of the roots as I could take with each small plant.
From these visits I gathered as many as six different kinds of raspberry plants for my own garden, while reducing the invasive unwanted plants from the properties of others. Here’s what I did to keep these new raspberry plants contained in their new home at my place.
Do you have a raspberry/blackberry problem in your yard? Or, would you like to have a planter like this that can keep raspberries from taking over your whole property? CONTACT Eugene Garden Design for help with stubborn plants like this that thrive in the climate and environments of the Pacific Northwest.