Fertilizing Gooseberry Plants

Fertilize in early spring, before growth begins, use ¼ to ½ pound of balanced fertilizer. Apply fertilizer in a band around each bush, working it lightly into the soil from near the canes to a foot or so beyond the branch tips. A composted material rich in nitrogen, such as manure, also makes an excellent fertilizer and may be substituted for a balanced synthetic fertilizer.

NOTE: This is part 4 in a series of 9 articles. For a complete background on how to grow gooseberry plants, we recommend starting from the beginning.