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Re: Gooseberries - Manchester area


I wrote early to mid JULY not JUNE!! Now is probably a bit too early to harvest, hold your horses for a couple of weeks more. In Warwick my gooseberries are not ripe yet.

Re: Re: Gooseberries - Manchester area

I would assume that at this moment, they are ok for pie-making (I know they are sour, but you add sugar) I always remember my mum buying gooseberries when I was little, and they were always green. Then later on, say July/August, they are ok for eating sraight off the bush

Re: Re: Re: Gooseberries - Manchester area

Hi chaps,
I am not that much far south of you, Birmingham in fact and I have a couple of Gosseberry plants to put in my allotment this year. They are in pots at the moment but what should I do to a clay soil to make it habitable for the gooseberries. Any advice for a newcomer and new gardener please.