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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:16 am    Post subject: Moving blackcurrants. Reply with quote

I have three plants, planted a year ago in a raised bed. They are growing well, 5' by 3', and have given us a crop. We now want to move them out of the bed (we want more veg space), and into the ground, which I intend to do when they're dormant. Is it worth doing any summer pruning now? Their foliage is severely compromising a Tayberry and some winter kale.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:13 pm    Post subject: those blackcurrants for moving Reply with quote

I just saw this unanswered post about your blackcurrants. If you are going to dig them up and transplant them in the winter, its best to let the sap fall back to the root system before slashing the wood. So unless you have already done it, wait til the leaves have fallen and cut back all the branches to about 15". Cut out the centre branches completely to leave a wineglass sort of shape. Then in late Nov. just before the frosts dig a big hole 2' deep and maybe 3' wide for each blackcurrant. Put at least 12" of stable manure or very expensive compost in the hole. Dig all around each blackcurrant about 2' out and down about 2' if possible to release as much root as possible before taking them out of the bed. (The soil will be staying behind. Stake them if winter wind is likely to be a problem.

The tayberry will sort itself out next year.

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