April 16, 2019

Moving My Gooseberry Bushes

Spring chores continue around my Bedford, New York farm. If you’re thinking of moving any bushes or shrubs, early spring is a good time - when the plants are still dormant.

Last year, I decided to make a few changes to the beds surrounding my main greenhouse. The areas had long been home to many berry bushes - currants in the front and gooseberries in the back. If you recall, we moved the currants last autumn. And just last week, we transplanted four rows of gooseberries. Gooseberries are small, tart fruits that are delicious eaten raw at the peak of ripeness, or used for making jams, jellies, pies, and other summer desserts. They’re low in calories and packed with essential nutrients. I know they will thrive in their new location and continue to produce many, many flavorful fruits.

Enjoy these photos.