Grow Your Own Gooseberries

Grow Your Own Gooseberries

Gooseberries are simple to grow. They are one of the first fruits of the season.

How To Grow Your Own Gooseberries?

  • Dig up soil in quite a large patch in autumn. Remove all weeds.
  • Make a planting hole. Fork some compost/well rotted manure in it, as well as pelleted general purpose fertiliser.
  • Put cordons 30-45cm apart, spacing bushes a minimum of 1.2m apart.
  • Water well and mulch thickly until the gooseberries are established.
  • Place some netting over them during June and July for protection from birds.

What You Need to Grow Gooseberries

  • Fork
  • Spade
  • Compost or well rotted manure
  • General purpose fertilizer
  • Watering can
  • Pot grown or bare root gooseberry bush
  • Mulch

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