[RibesNAFEX] Mulching new currants

Dennis Davidson ddavidson at mwci.net
Sat Sep 29 08:49:25 EDT 2001


Hi all,
 Ed, your rows are 6-8 ft. apart.  How wide are the beds?  And you say 
you plant the cuttings through black plastic in Fall.  How wide is the 
black plastic?   How for appart the cuttings (~3"?)
Thanks for the info. Dennis


Ribes60 at aol.com wrote:
> Tom, why remove the mulch in the spring???  It will help hold moisture, 
> stabalize the temperature at the roots and will suppress some weeds. I 
> do not 
> think that this is too much mulch, most of my new plantings are year old 
> 
> plants, then I place about 4 to 6 inches of year old leaves around the 
> plants, the following spring, (if I can get to it) I add another 4 to 6 
> in of 
> leaves. My planting is in rows with approx 30 in between plants and the 
> rows 
> are spaced about 6 to 8 feet apart, I mow the grass between the rows.   

> 
> 
> Ed
> Northumberland BerryWorks
> 707 Front Street
> Northumberland, PA 17857
> Ed at currants.com
> WWW.Currants.com
> (570) 473-9910
> 
> 
> 



Dennis Davidson
Rock City, Il.
Zone 5  (~25 mi. WNW of Rockford, Illinois)

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