Planting Raspberries In Compost Pile - Knowledgebase Question

Camdenton, MO
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Question by jwolgamuth
February 24, 2000
I have composted potato peelings and scraps of tomatos and peppers in one of my raised bed areas for three years. This year I would like to plant my raspberries in that area. What special preparation should I give the soil to protect the raspberries from diseases caused by those three vegetables?

Answer from NGA
February 24, 2000
Assuming you did not place diseased material in the compost and assuming it is all well rotted by the time you plant, I would not expect you to need to take special steps any more than you would when using traditional home- made compost. I would expect your raspberries to grow very nicely there, though!

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