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Re: My Okeechobee land progress
Posted by Jim Wilmington DE 7a on 3/1/2018, 12:22 pm, in reply to "My Okeechobee land progress"
Between blackberries and raspberries, I know one (if not both) of them is HIGHLY invasive.
My next door neighbor (long since moved and gone) planted them years ago thinking fresh berries would be a real neat "nice to have." Well, they spread like wildfire and volunteers pop up in my yard every growing season. And to eliminate a plant, you have pull it out -- roots and all. Snipping it off at the soil line does no good.
To my way of thinking, the two or three weeks of edible berries one gets in a year from one of these bushes is far outweighed by the year 'round unattractiveness of the plants and the plentiful stickers on every branch and twig.
Are the blackberries you've installed of a non-pesky variety?
Jim, Wilmington, DE, 7a
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