Even a schoolchild knows about the benefits of black currant, because it is one of the richest sources of vitamin C. In addition, currants are very easily grown in personal plots, which is why it can often be found both in yards and in gardens and just in the garden.
Reproduction of black currant can be done quickly and easily. In order to preserve the purity of the black currant bush, it is propagated layering, cuttings or dividing the bush. Each of these methods does not require much effort, but still needs some basic knowledge.
The easiest way to propagate black currant is dividing a bush... To do this, in early spring, the currant bush must be well watered so that the earth at its root softens. Then dig up the bush and remove any old or rotten branches. Young shoots 1-2 years old should be shortened to 20-30 cm.
These procedures can be done with a pruner or a garden saw. Now the bush is cut into several parts with a sharp ax to plant young plants. At the same time, the branches of future bushes should already have well-developed buds at the base, and the root system should be well-developed. Young bushes are planted near fertilized pits.
Another easy way is black currant propagation. cuttings... For this method, cuttings are prepared in February, cutting them from a currant bush 30-40 cm in size.In order for the cuttings to take root faster, they can be previously kept in water, ploading the ends of the shoots into a container... After 3-4 weeks, the roots will appear. Now the shoots must be placed in a jar and every day add a handful of earth to the water, so the currants will develop in a creamy mass from the ground. Before planting, treat the currants with a growth enhancer. Plant future currant bushes in early April.