First Year Currant Dormancy?
I grew some golden currants from seed, aureum var. gracillimum. They seemed fine until really recently.
They are about 8-9 months old, growing indoors in a perlite and a coco/peat blend. I believe I overwatered them, and this stunted them. So I transplanted them into a dryer mixture containing much more perlite. The roots looked, and continue to look white and healthy.
They lost their leaves, and became slightly woodier, but the main shoots/stems are still plump/greenish/living. I see small greenish brown (3-4 mm sized) buds set where the previous leaves had died out. But they've been in this state for a couple weeks now.
Are these things dormant, or dying? Did my overwatering shock them into dormancy? How do I bring these back? Or should I just be patient.
I am a little paranoid. I've never grown a variety of ribes from seed, so I am not quite sure what to expect. Thanks for everyone's time and input.