Black currant It is rightfully called the queen of the garden, it not only gives fragrant tasty berries, its leaves and fruits have healing properties and contain many vitamins, biologically active substances and phytoncides. And there is also red, white and golden currants, each of which has its own admirers. Novice gardeners are often interested in how to care for currants in spring? Currants are undemanding to care, but in the spring you still need to do some actions.
First, in the spring, even before the kidneys awaken, you need to make pruning a bush... Remove old branches that thicken the crown. A branch of black currant effectively bears fruit for only 5 years, after which it only interferes with the formation of the crop, so old branches must be removed regularly. Also, it's better at the same time process the plant phytoverm or actelite from kidney mites... He is a real disaster for the currant. If 50% of the buds are affected, then it is better to destroy the plant, there will be no sense from it, it will only become a source of spread of the infection.
If a tick does appear, as can be seen by the swelling of the buds, which become swollen and become unnaturally "pot-bellied", then they must be removed, plucked and burned as soon as possible so that the ticks do not spread throughout the garden in a couple of weeks. If there is no kidney mite, then the question of how to care for currants in spring, in addition to pruning, comes down to loosening the soil and feeding. If the bush does not yet have a stand to help keep the branches in an upward direction, then it's time to make one.