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20/10/2013 at 07:24
I've 2 red gooseberry bushes; both are very young so I realise that I may not get any fruit for a while. My question is; is there anything I can do to help encourage the growth of the bushes and anything I can do to encourage a decent yield? Both bushes are in a good, sheltered spot with well drained soil and get plenty of sunlight. I will soon be adding red currants, black currants & ordinary green gooseberries to my soft fruit collection so any advice gratefully received!
20/10/2013 at 07:50

I'd give them a good mulch with well-rotted farmyard manure or compost, keeping the area around the stem clear.  Then in the late winter/early spring I'd sprinkle some Fish, Blood and Bone around.  

Good information here on pruning young gooseberries 

http://www.ashridgetrees.co.uk/Hedging-Trees-Fruit-Questions/Growing-Soft-Fruit/pruning-gooseberries

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