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May 23, 2020 6:40 PM CST
|We are looking to propagate some gooseberry plants this year. The plan is to take cuttings and put 5-6 cuttings in a container, then when they root, put them in their final location in the ground.
Can we start this process this summer after harvest or do we need to wait until the plant is dormat?
If we do start in the summer, would they be ready for planting in the fall?
If we do not get them in the ground and leave them in containers, do we just leave the pot outdoors over winter(Zone 6), or would we need to put them inside?
Any other tips are greatly appreciated
May 29, 2020 11:42 AM CST
I'm sorry I didn't see your question earlier. Luckily, the best time to start gooseberry plants is in late fall right after leaf drop or late winter just before the buds swell.
Take about 6 inch cuttings from the center of the stems (make sure you have at least 2 leaf nodes but the more the better). Plant several in 1 gallon containers (leave 1 leaf node above the soil) and put them someplace cool. You could plant the cuttings where you want them to grow and put a canning jar over them (take it off when you see leaves).
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