Feeding Your Roses: Can You Believe What You Read?
by Vernon Rickard
ARS Carolina District Winter Meeting
January 27, 2001

* Before fertilizing in spring, loosen soil with fork to open up the soil.

Middle of March

Sta-Green Fertilizer (15-5-13) - 3 mos.

1/4 cup per plant

Epsom Salt

1/3 cup per plant

Gypsum

1 cup

Dolomite Lime

1/2 cup

Ecojoy

2 cups

First Week in April

Miracle Gro water soluble (15-30-15)

1 tablespoon per gallon

Fish Emulsion

2 tablespoons per gallon

Chelated Iron

1 teaspoon per gallon

Middle of April

Mushroom Compost

2 shovels per bush

Last Week in April

Magnum Gro water soluble (8-10-8)

1 tablespoon per gallon

Fish Emulsion

1 tablespoon per gallon

First of May

Ecojoy

2 cups per plant

First of June

Miracle Gro water soluble (15-30-15)

1 tablespoon per gallon

First of July

Sta-Green Fertilizer (15-5-13) - 3 mos.

1/4 cup per plant

Alfalfa Tea & Miracle Gro water soluble (15-30-15)

1 tablespoon per gallon

Mid August

Ecojoy

2 cups per plant

Epsom Salt

1/3 cup per plant

Chelated Iron

1 tablespoon per gallon

Fish Emulsion

2 tablespoons per gallong

Magnum Gro water soluble (8-10-8)

1 tablespoon per gallon

Mid September

Fish Emulsion

1 tablespoon per gallon

Magnum Gro water soluble (8-10-8)

1 tablespoon per gallon

Mushroom Compost

2 shovels per bush

* Also uses blood meal and superphosphate for hardiness