Interested in Adding Currants to Your Home Garden?

Growing Currants at Home

If you'd love to grow some currants in your garden, you've come to the right place. Currants have long been grown in the United States. The colonists used them for jams, pies and preserves and the traditions carry through to this very day. If you want to grow currants at home, here are some helpful tips.

Easy Street

Growing currants at home won't be hard. They're a very hardy plant and can be grown in most areas. And they won't take up a lot of room in your home berry garden either. Currant plants are relatively small, making them a great berry choice for those who don't have a lot of room to work with.

Picking Your Currants

There are many different kids of currents including red, white and black. You'll want to pay attention to factors like growing requirements and harvest times to determine which currant plant is right for you. Of course, nothing says you can only pick one kind. There are many gardens that feature a variety of current plants.

Planting Your Currants

When planting your currants pick a spot that gets full sunlight and try to avoid areas that are prone to frost.

The plants can tolerate most soils, but try to avoid planting in wet areas. Ground containing well-drained soil is probably your best bet.

One thing you do need to pay close attention to is whether there are five-needle white pines growing on your property. Currants can get a rot from these plants, so they usually shouldn't be grown together.

By planting your currants properly and tending to them as they grow, your harvest can provide you with a bounty of jams, jellies and preserves for the coming winter months.

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