Feeding fruit bushes
Feeding fruit bushes early in spring ensures that the plant roots can draw on valuable nutrients whenever they come into active growth.
Feeding fruit bushes early in spring ensures that the plant roots can draw on valuable nutrients whenever they come into active growth – most of the available plant foods would have been washed away by the winter rains so they’ll really benefit from a little extra care at the start of the season.
Gooseberries, blackcurrants, raspberries and blackberries all deserve a spring dressing to encourage them into flower and fruiting. I always use a fit for purpose fruit and vegetable feed because they contain all the nutrients required for balanced growth, with slightly more potash to encourage plenty of fruit set and flavour.
For an early crop of strawberries feed the plants now. If you’re using a planter, or a gro-bag, feed your plants with a liquid feed and cover with fleece. This simple, but effective protection from hard frosts will encourage the strawberries to flower and will prevent the flowers from being damaged by frost and ruin the crop.