What to water currants in the fall with to save the plant from parasites
Sometimes spring brings an unexpected problem: instead of developing normally, currant buds begin to swell and eventually die. This reduces the leaf mass of the bush and has a detrimental effect on the harvest. The cause of this problem is the currant bud mite. Thousands of microscopic insects hibernate in the buds of the plant and cause significant damage in the spring, as they begin to eat young shoots.
Therefore, gardening experts urge not to wait until the problem begins to manifest itself at the beginning of the season and to start fighting the pest before the onset of winter. OBOZREVATEL tells you about a remedy that will help destroy insects before they settle down for the winter.
To do this, currant bushes need to be treated with colloidal sulfur. It can be used both for watering and spraying plants. Before that, you need to prepare a 1% suspension of the drug.
In addition, it is important to treat currants in time, because colloidal sulfur will not work if applied at temperatures below +20 degrees. Therefore, Indian summer is the deadline for applying it in the garden.
Other preventive measures to combat the bud mite include pruning bushes, collecting weeds and fallen leaves, and timely fertilization. In this case, the currants will be healthy and develop in the spring well.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL shared how to fertilize currant bushes in the fall.