Posted: 07/07/2013 at 00:11
This is my first successful crop of currants when the birds haven't got them and I'm every so pleased with them but me thinks I'm on borrowed time. I've pruned the top branches off to allow sun in, netted them but there's a gap of 1ft at the bottom of the netting frame. Second line of defence against birds are several children's brightly coloured windmills spinning in the wind. Hope they aren't all eaten by the morning, I've only had one bunch.
The red currants are begining to all change colour, making it obvious to see when reds will be ready, will the white one's be ready at the same time?
Do you pick them all at once or can some be left on the plant for a later picking? They were left to late last year and the birds got to them
How long do they keep and what is the best way to keep them?
There's only so many currants one can eat in a week