Proper care for currants!
You have planted in the spring young, varietal, healthy seedlings. Next summer, the first harvest is already ripening on them. And the berries on them - eyes - large, sweet, fragrant. But the trouble: aphids and caterpillars occupied young plants. And powdery mildew decided to finish off the pests. What to do here?
Need to start with prevention. From autumn, remove all fallen leaves and burn them. Pull out all the grass near the bushes, and soil the soil, only carefully, so as not to damage the roots. Nobody has yet canceled fertilizers; after loosening, add 0.5 liters of ash under each bush and pick up potato peelings. Zamulchuyte soil around dried mown grass or rice husk.
During the whole winter, do not throw onion husks and potato peelings - they will all go for a good cause. From time to time, take them to the site: rake the snow, scatter under a bush, and sprinkle it again.
In early spring, when buds are just beginning to bud, for each bush, add 2-3 st.spoons of carbamide, and spray bushes themselves with a Bordeaux liquid. A week later, again spray the infusion of onion peel.
Just before flowering, spray again with an infusion of onion peel (1-1.5 liters per bush). Please note: a well-groomed currant will bloom very abundantly. Currants can not tolerate dry soils, so make sure that the soil is always wet.
By the beginning of July, the currant bushes will be bright green, beautiful, covered with ripening large berries and absolutely healthy. Thanks to intensive care, you will learn that simple bushes can produce very large berries - 15-22 mm in diameter.
By autumn, dig again the soil under the bushes (do not forget about potato peeling and husk), fertilize with ashes.