Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 17.4, Plant Study: Ribes, The Currant, Part 2

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms



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By the second or third year, half of the wands must be pruned down each year. The fruit is large, occasionally the size of a grape. The soil surface should be scarified, but only with a fork because the roots are thickly matted. Moisten the soil and then work from the outside inward. Dress with manure on the surface, along with compost and wood ash (only in the spring). Never use horse manure, as it burns. Makes excellent jam and jellies. (6:21)



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