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Gooseberry growing, a fruit suited to Ireland


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember reading that over watering after a dry spell can cause the fruit to split. I noticed that a couple of mine had split too, and I notice you are from Dublin too so maybe it was caused by the heavy rain we had a couple of weeks ago.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah i was out of the country, i heard the rain had been heavy.

that probably explains it, i think they are like tomatoes with the whole burst thing when over watered, now that i think of it
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another thing that I found causes splitting is preparing a new bed... I was digging a bed last night and found a large stone. I threw it over towards the edge of my plot and hooked it into one of my gooseberry bushes accidently. Took out 4 large berries...arrgh!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol very good!

gotta watch out for those low flying rocks
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