Grow Your Own Magazine

Navbar button growfruitandveg.co.uk Logo
Forum Navigation

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: gooseberry

  1. #1
    onion man is offline Germinator
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    17

    Default gooseberry

    hi all
    what is the best way to grow gooseberry plants from seeds or cuttings ??

  2. #2
    binley100's Avatar
    binley100 is offline Gardening Guru
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    under a rain cloud
    Posts
    10,758
    Blog Entries
    6

    Default

    Are far as I am aware the best way is to layer them......bend down a branch and peg it into the soil .
    S*d the housework I have a lottie to dig
    a batch of jam is always an act of creation ..Christine Ferber

    You can't beat a bit of garden porn

  3. #3
    gojiberry is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    South Wales
    Posts
    2,237

    Default

    Cuttings as seeds may not come true and would take ages to get to fruiting bushes.

    Ian

  4. #4
    Jeanied's Avatar
    Jeanied is offline Gardening Guru
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    In hope, near Heathrow
    Posts
    8,478

    Default

    Cuttings every time - or check round an established bush for tip rooted stems.
    Whooops - now what are the dogs getting up to?

  5. #5
    vicky's Avatar
    vicky is offline Early Fruiter
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Suffolk/Norfolk Border
    Posts
    2,216

    Default

    When I prune in the autumn I stick loads of cuttings in the ground and most of them seem to root - takes a few years to get big enough to fruit though- although probaby less time than seeds to fruit.

Similar Threads

  1. Gooseberry Gone
    By NOG in forum Feeling Fruity
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 06-07-2009, 06:51 PM
  2. Got a self seeded gooseberry!
    By Claire72 in forum Feeling Fruity
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 16-07-2008, 10:42 PM
  3. Gooseberry
    By Cloud in forum Feeling Fruity
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-06-2008, 01:31 AM
  4. Gooseberry
    By poultrychat in forum Feeling Fruity
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 15-03-2006, 04:51 PM
  5. Gooseberry
    By Clarea1 in forum Feeling Fruity
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-03-2006, 12:07 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts