This past week on Mark Patterson Show our #itsyourdutytobefruity adventure continued when we invited listeners to call in and collect some of the Blackcurrant plants which we have grown this year from a few cuttings (some taken live on air with Mark) and others taken by Donegal ETB Horticultural Students, based in the Colgan Hall and Barrack Hill Community Garden. These cuttings were potted up mid June, and were now ideal for replanting into their final cropping position!
Our blackcurrant cuttings taken around early April are all nicely rooted and ready for potting up.
We potted these on into a perlite/compost mix, after dusting the roots in Mycorrhizal Fungii.
Following on from the success of the Strawberry plant give-away, we're moving onto Blackcurrants this past week on the Mark Patterson Show, these are the pots of hardwood Blackcurrant cuttings myself and Mark took live on air, these are now placed outside, and when rooted we'll pot them up individually and then folks can come and collect a free Blackcurrant Bush....should be about May(ish)....
Mid March we took cuttings of Blackcurrents, well these are how they turned out, great strong cuttings, ready to be potted on...
We managed to get 22 new blackcurrent plants.....
Nice strong well rooted cuttings, as we potted them we gave the roots a wee sprinkling with Mycorrhizal fungii
Now is a great time to take cuttings from Blackcurrent bushes. We started off by removing 12" lengths from a donor plant, removing the straight stems at an angle cut above a bud....
we then took fresh cuts below he bd (on the cuttings), removed growing tip and then placed into a well worked trench outside, hopefully these will be ready for lifting and re-planting this time next year....
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