|Blackberries Back in May - how innocent they looked then!|
|Last of the Berries|
I removed a lot of them, leaving the canes with berries ripening. There is still a lot of work to do, trying to remove the roots will be a nearly impossible task. Apparently they love to be cut back, mowed down, dug up, or rototilled. In rototilling each small piece of root or stem will grow. Even burning them won't help, the underground rhizomes and roots are stimulated to sprout! Just the partial cutting I did will send the message of "regrow...regrow" to the plant!
|Mid Removal - August 25 (prior to my fall)|
Some narrow raised beds will work against that wall of the shed. Definitely a much better use of space. Maybe the strawberries will work there. I have some narrow sheets of plywood I can lay down first, to at least deter the new growth. That might be all I can do...deter.