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What can I plant along a fence to combat grapevine?

I live in southern Wisconsin as well. I think you should avoid blackberries, because they get awfully tall, usually contain very nasty thorns, and will certainly arch over a good portion of the ...
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Should I bury my blackberry/raspberry canes in mulch over winter?

I am zone USDA zone 3 b to 4 and you can't kill blackberry plants. I have mine growing with morning sun in a raised bed beside a concrete foundation. Every year, dead to the ground, every year eight ...
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Are white spots on raspberries mold?

White Drupelet syndrome (white spot) has the cell fully formed, no powdery residue, but the color is white instead of the normal color. It's caused by excessive sunlight (UV damage) or heat and is ...
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What's this bug drilling into my raspberry canes, and how upset should I be?

I had similar holes in my raspberry plants, but I did not locate the actual insect. However, according to this article, it may be small carpenter bees: Happily, in the case of these bees, the answer ...
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Should I bury my blackberry/raspberry canes in mulch over winter?

I never mulched reds, yellows or blacks in the Chicago area. The only problem was the rabbits ate them when there was snow cover on the ground.
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Should I bury my blackberry/raspberry canes in mulch over winter?

I discourage the idea. The moment a cane's tip touches the ground, the plant is seriously tempted to grow roots. Plus, the canes bend easily while young, once they mature, they tend to break or get ...
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What can I plant along a fence to combat grapevine?

Since you are in USDA Zone 5a, you will need some cold-hardy vine plants. I would suggest you choose the following plants. Flowering vine: Clematis (i.e., Sweet Autumn Clematis, Sweet Summer Love ...
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My raspberry in a pot grows babies next to it

The traditional way summer-fruiting raspberries were grown outside in the UK, the suckers are essential. At the end of each season, you cut off all the old canes that have fruited, and the new canes (...
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Why should I not grow 2 different types of raspberries in the same bed?

Black raspberry gets anthracnose mold which can spread to red and yellow raspberry. U of IL recommended over 100 ft of separation. I have grown red (September) with a yellow together and had no ...
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What's this bug drilling into my raspberry canes, and how upset should I be?

Wherever you are, although I'm not sure what that insect is (it's not a raspberry cane borer), it's likely it's bored into the stems to lay eggs - cut the stems down, initially to the next set of buds ...
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What is eating my plants leaves?

My guess (and given how blurry the image is, a guess seems all that is possible) is an Ephemeroptera: If it is a mayfly it would not account for the holes in your leaves.
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White Raspberries after a frost

They won't poison you, unless the white is actually a mould of some sort and you're sensitive to moulds, but they may not taste great - the cold has probably caused the whitening effect, and will ...
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How to safely protect my raspberries from pests

This is quite late for you but Thorn, you have SWD - spotted winged drosophila in your raspberries. This is a fruit fly new to the US in about 2008. Unlike its cousins, this fly likes just-ripening ...
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Raspberries together or apart?

If they are two completely separate plants (not two stems growing from one bunch of roots) I would plant them separately. They may look a bit "sparse" this year, but next year you should have ...
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Is it possible to propagate raspberries from cuttings?

You might be able get a cutting to root in medium, but frankly that's doing things the hard way with raspberries. If you are trying to propagate red raspberries, you would probably be better off ...
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Leaves are dying slowly on Raspberry plant-what on earth is wrong?

Thanks for the greats pictures. Honestly, I do not think there is anything to worry about. Raspberries branches grow in a cycle of 2 seasons: * growth the first year, fruits if it has time * fruits ...
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What can I plant along a fence to combat grapevine?

Nothing beats a grape vine from how I have seen them grow in IL and TX. You can find something to co-exist with it such and the rose and trumpet vine as suggested, but nothing will crowd it out. It is ...
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Raspberry leaves going brown in the centre

I agree that spider mites could be the culprit. Hot and dry conditions encourage spider mites and so it may sometimes seem that the hot weather is the cause of the burns. You can find some information ...
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Raspberry with sour taste?

A raspberry native to the US that can be relatively sour is the black cap raspberry, Rubus occidentalis. Their fruit is smaller than a domestic raspberry. In my area of the US, the canes are only 3 ft ...
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Why do my raspberries lack sweetness and character?

My initial suggestions are Over-watering - this can dilute the flavour of many fruits Extreme pH - this can prevent the uptake of nutrients Picked too early - they need to be picked when a slight ...
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Mowing Fall Bearing Raspberries

What's done is done. You could put 2-4 inches of compost over the bed, I suppose. Don't know that it will do anything specifically for having been mown early but it's generally appreciated, if the ...
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Should I tear holes in woven landscape fabric to cover ground of existing raspberry plants?

The raspberries I am familiar with only bear on new wood. That means once a cane produces, it will not produce again. After the last berry is picked, you will notice that some canes look woody at the ...
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Identifying unusual wild raspberry plants?

You mentioned they are growing in the woods, which means they are in at least partial shade. Raspberries (like many fruit-bearing plants) will only produce fruit if they have adequate sunlight. It's ...
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Raspberry leaves going brown in the centre

Let me add my answer to your question. Yes, indeed, the sun is the culprit for these burns. The sun and heat increase transpiration (evaporation of water). As a result, the synthesized substances from ...
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Do raspberries commonly reseed themselves?

They do sometimes grow from seed from the fallen fruits. Unfortunately, raspberries do not necessarily come true to the parent plant, so the results of the these seedlings will be variable.
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How much to water Raspberries on a drip line?

1 inch of water over a 18" wide area = 1/8 of a cubic foot of water per foot of bed. A cubic foot is about 8 gallons. If you are using 1 gallon drippers, then you would want to run it for about 1 ...
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Good-enough practice for transplanting raspberry at not-ideal season

In the long term the most important part of a raspberry plant is the roots. Everything else gets renewed every two years whatever happens. To minimize water loss, cut down this year's fruiting canes ...
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Raspberries and Poison Ivy, Mixed

First a word of caution - if you are sensitive to poison ivy, or even unsure, then leave well alone. It's not worth it for a few raspberries. Poison ivy and raspberries are strongly surface rooted ...
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What is this cluster?

OK I have done some research and I found that it is producing blooms...and then if things go well it should produce raspberries!
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What's this bug drilling into my raspberry canes, and how upset should I be?

You've got some very dead canes that will attract all kinds of bugs for homes and decomposing. I would cut off the dead cane, scrape the top of the soil around your raspberry for eggs or what not. ...
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