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White, black, red currants are a storehouse of vitamins. The cold period is simply unthinkable without currant jam.
Spring processing of currants kills pests that hibernated in it and promotes a good harvest. It is necessary to pour over quickly, the water procedure will kill the hibernating insects.
It is necessary to loosen the soil under the bush, remove all weeds, sprinkle with ash on top and add fertilizer. The best thing for currants is weed-free dug soil. To avoid the growth of weeds, it is good to mulch the soil around the trunk with fresh cut grass or tops from potatoes and tomatoes. Roofing material or old cardboard is suitable as mulch, which will retain the necessary moisture.
Every spring must be spent inspection of the bush, remove old and diseased branches. If the plant is older than 3 years, then it is necessary to prune, leaving no more than 8 branches at the base, the rest are cut off. Treat the cut points with garden pitch. If you do not cut the branches, let them grow freely, this will lead to the formation of a dense middle. The leaves of the middle branches will not receive enough sunlight and will begin to fall off prematurely, causing the branches to dry out.
Spring processing of currants involves treatment of the bush with chemicals before flowering. It is contraindicated to do this during the flowering period.
The first spring processing of currants from pests is carried out before bud break.
After winter, the tick begins to be active, laying its eggs in the kidneys. Treat the bush to prevent this. 0.1% solution "Decis".