3 questions about my garden

Asked September 22, 2015, 10:53 AM EDT

1. I have a neighbor who has a strong stand of a native ground cover called Tovara that I would like to transplant into my yard. Is this an appropriate time to do this or should I wait until spring? 2. Is it too late to plant crimson clover in my vegetable beds for the winter? 3. I have patches of both black raspberries and red raspberries in my garden for the first time. I planted them last year, had good spring production, but now the plants are somewhat unwieldy in length. Can I cut them back without hurting them, and if so, how much can I cut them back?

Montgomery County Maryland cover crops miscellaneous perennials

1 Response

The tovara can be propagated by division in either the spring or fall We would like to caution on a cultivar "painters palette", Persicaria virginiana, that can become aggressive in a garden and invade adjacent natural areas through seed dispersal as well as through hybridization with their wild neighbors. .Crimson clover can be planted now or in early spring as a cover crop.http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/GE006_ProtectAndImpr...
The older canes of the red raspberrry can e cut back now. See the attached publication.for caring for the black raspberry. http://extension.psu.edu/plants/gardening/fphg/brambles/pruning/black-purple-raspberries