Breakfast of Champions:
A Fertilization Program for Prize-Winning Roses

By Jack Wright
Charlotte, North Carolina

Spring

Water

Water

Middle of March

Sta-Green Fertilizer 15-5-13 (3-month) or Scotts Fertilizer (follow bag directions)

1/4 Cup Per Plant

 

Domilite Lime

1 Cup Per Plant

 

Fish Meal

1 Cup Per Plant

 

Mills Magic Mix

1 Cup Per Plant

 

Epson Salt

2 Tablespoon Per Plant

Last Week of April

Water Soluble Fertilizer (20-20-20)

1 Tablespoon Per Plant

 

Mushroom Compost

2 Shovels Per Plant

Summer

Water

Water

First Week of June

Sta-Green Fertilizer 15-5-13

1/4 Cup Per Plant

 

Mills Magic Mix

1 Cup Per Plant

Middle of July

Alfalfa Tea

1 Gallon Per Plant

Fall

Water

Water

Middle of August

Sta-Green Fertilizer 15-5-13 or Scotts Fertilizer

1/4 Cup Per Plant

 

Fish Meal

1 Tablespoon Per Plant

 

Epson Salt

1 Tablespoon Per Plant

 

Sprint 330

1 Tablespoon Per Plant

Middle of September

Fish Emulsion

2 Tablespoons Per Plant

 

Water Soluble Fertilizer (20-20-20)

1 Tablespoon Per Gallon

 

Alfalfa Tea

1 Gallon Per Plant