Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire No. 41: Plant black­cur­rants

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

The black­cur­rant is a straight­for­ward crea­ture to cul­ti­vate, ideally in a fruit cage to hin­der the com­pe­ti­tion for its fruits. In­cor­po­rate plenty of well-rot­ted or­ganic mat­ter in the top­soil be­fore plant­ing. Plant the­crown a lit­tle be­low ground level, as it’s best grown as a stool rather than on a leg. After plant­ing, steel your­self and cut all the canes down to just above ground level. Hoe the sur­round­ing soil and ap­ply a mulch. Ad­ja­cent bushes should be planted not less than 5ft away: this is a big shrub and you’ll need room to walk be­tween them once the canes have grown.

SCD

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