Monday, January 25, 2010

Gardener's Tip: Fertilizing Roses

Photo courtesy: Beatriz Da Costa

What woman doesn't love roses?  Or man, for that matter.  Not only are they beautiful; but, their scent is hypnotizing.  Here are two ways to fertilize roses the natural way.

Flatten a banana peel and bury it under one inch of soil at the base of a rosebush. The peel’s potassium feeds the plant and helps it resist disease.  As the peel decomposes, it also adds valuable compost.

Once a year, very early spring, sprinkle a tablespoon of epsom salts around the base of your rose plants.  This will take care of any magnesium deficiency problems you may have.

Good gardening!

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