2. Composting Needs
Composting is something that shouldn’t just be done in the early phases of the plant, but throughout its growth.
Happy gooseberry plants that are protected from wind, weather and harsh conditions can last more than one year of growth, and it’s a mistake for many gardeners in colder areas to think that their gooseberry plant will only bear fruit for one season – it can and will last if protected right.
After the first composting, you can continue to fertilize the soil around your gooseberry plants at least once per year, nearing towards late fall as the best time to do it. Measure the pH of the soil after you’ve done this to make sure that it’s still within the optimal range for the plant.
If you’re using store-bought fertilizer to tend to your plants, remember to dilute according to the instructions or you take the risk of burning your plants – a common first-time gardener mistake.