Gardening Questions And Answers
More often than not, yellowing leaves are the result of too much moisture and not enough air circulation. They appear to be nestled in an enclosed corner, which would hold considerable moisture. Gooseberries do not like damp roots, so stick your finger deep into the soil and check how wet it is there. Hope this […]
To combat the harsh effects of air pollution, you must rely on Amla. The citrus fruit has compounds that can help you in boosting your immunity, decrease the effects of pollution on your lungs. If you wish to stay in pink of your health this winter season, then this green citrus fruit is the best […]
1 year old branches don’t produce fruit and as they age past 3 years their productivity will decline. In simple terms no part of your fruit bush should ever be over 4 years old, the complete structure is constantly being renewed by annual pruning. Gooseberries and red or white currants are pruned in the same […]
A American gooseberry mildew appears as a white powder on young shoots and rapidly spreads to older leaves and shoots. The plant can turn greyish-white all over, with distorted shoot tips that may also die back. The mildew can be scraped off affected fruit; they are still edible, though are often small and tasteless.
Appearance: A fresh gooseberry has green color and goes dark purple over time which is a clear indication of rotting. You will see the wrinkles on the skin of the fruit. If contained in an airtight container, then it will develop mold on it. Some berries may become partially rotten and must be looked for […]
Gooseberries freeze well because they become sweeter with time! When thawed, they are more delicate than fresh gooseberries so handle them gently and use them within 2 days of defrosting. The texture of the gooseberries will not change because they are frozen, but they tend to burst after thawing so just be careful.
Gooseberries naturally grow into bushes but may also be trained – as standards on a long single trunk, or against a fence as fans or single-stemmed cordons. Take heart if you really don’t have much space to spare or you only have a patio, because this hardy fruit can successfully be grown in containers too.