Black currant is one of the favorite berries of our gardeners. Planting is done in early spring or late autumn.
First, you should dig planting holes to a depth of about 0.5 meters, pour a bucket of humus and 100 grams of superphosphate mixed with earth on the bottom, if any. Next, we put the seedling in the hole, straighten the roots, fill the hole so as to deepen the root collar by 5 centimeters, this will form additional roots and the bush will be thicker. Then we water the soil around the bush and mulch with humus or, at least, earth. But when the black currant is planted, and you can start caring for it. Firstly, it needs to be watered in dry weather, secondly, the soil around the bush should be loosened and, thirdly, old branches should be cut off in the fall.
This plant is fed with slurry or diluted bird droppings, you can add wood ash to them. From mineral fertilizers, currants need ammonium nitrate, superphosphate and potassium salts. Unfortunately, black currants are susceptible to powdery mildew and kidney mites, so they should be regularly examined and treated with sulfur preparations or poisonous herbal decoctions. The kidneys affected by the mite are harvested by hand and burned.