Red currant is one of the most fruit-bearing garden plants.
Her berries are very useful.
In addition, the bright red bush in the country house looks simply delicious.
However, it should be carefully looked after, but it is not as difficult as it may seem.
Dig well the soil, and then fertilize. It is best to use the following mixture: 25 grams of potassium sulfate, 150 grams of superphosphate and a bucket of manure. Dig a landing pit with a diameter of half a meter. The distance between the holes must be at least 1.5 meters. Further pits must be half filled with top dressing. After 2-3 weeks, you can start planting bushes.
Pour 10 liters of water into the pit. From the roots of the seedlings, remove the dead branches of the roots, and then place them in the soil, keeping the slanting position. Base the ground with a mixture of earth and humus so that the 2 lower buds are closed. If you want to get strong bushes, trim all the seedlings at a height of 15 centimeters from the ground. The first berries will appear in 2-3 years.
Pests are very fond of red currants, soThey need to be regularly disposed of. The most popular pest is gooseberries. These are green larvae, reaching a length of 2-2.5 centimeters. To get rid of them, in the autumn dig up the soil near the bush, and sprinkle with the infusion of tobacco in the spring. In addition, you must permanently remove the damaged brushes.
If you notice brown spots on the leaves, thenYour bush is sick with anthracnose. And if there is a white coating, then it speaks of a disease called "powdery mildew". To get rid of these troubles, it is necessary to sprinkle the bushes with infusion of ashes once every two months.