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Growing black currant


Black currant is a very tasty berry, characterized by absolute unpretentiousness, but it would still be better to plant the plant in a fairly illuminated area.

Black currant belongs to the winter-hardy category of plants, but in severe frosts, if the bush is not protected, then the 1-year increments and fruit buds may die, which will have a detrimental effect on the growth and fertility of the plant.

It is better to plant black currants for everything in more neutral soils, the distance between the bushes should be at least 2 meters. In a certain area, bring the soil into its proper form: level it so that there are no deep depressions, and then dig it up. About 2-3 weeks before planting, prepare a hole with an average of 40/60 cm and fill it ¾ with fertile soil premixed with compost, potassium sulphide and superphosphate.

When it is time to plant, place the seedling in the hole, water it a little, cover it with a pre-prepared nutrient mixture. Around the perimeter of the planting, build a ring hole into which 6-7 liters of water should be poured, and then cover the surface of the earth with peat. It is necessary to cut the seedling so that in the end only 2 buds remain, which contributes to the development of a stronger root system.

Watering the plant should be done abundantly and regularly, especially during the ripening period of the crop, since black currant is already a very water-loving plant.

Top dressing should also be done regularly. In the spring, nitrogen fertilizers are preferable with a calculation of 50 grams. per bush, and in the fall potassium chloride and superphosphate 110/40 g, respectively.


Watch the video: How to: plant a blackcurrant bush (November 2021).