Thursday, 14 May 2009

Not an expert on soft fruit...

I had a look around about gooseberry and it does not seem to be the season to pick them, even though they seemed to be 'blushing' as some red appeared on the fruits. Maybe it's an illness I wonder?

Anyway, one website suggested to pick 10% of the fruits in May to encourage the rest to grow bigger, which I have done. These can be cooked.

Picking season for the rest is July, so two months to go: I will have to use all my resources to keep the pigeons away from the bush: last year they stripped it bare in no time! For now I have put two layers of netting, but they are not very effettive as the pigeons land on the bush and pick the fruits out of it. I will try my new humming line next time I go.

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