Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!
Hardiness Zone: 10a
Mary from Redding, CA
I live in zone 8. I put 1 tablespoon of epsom salts,1 tablespoon of fish emollient and 1 tablespoon of miracle grow mixed in 1 gallon of water on my roses. I put this on every two weeks.
I have found bananna peel works better than epson salts. Just dig a small hole next to each stem, does not neet to be deep, and add half of a bananna peel, and cover.
Thank you for the feeding tip using Epsom salts, fish emollient and Miracle Grow. I shall try this very soon on my roses.
Anyone else that has any other tips for care of roses, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you and God bless...
I put Epsom salts in the water with the plant food, along with some fish emollient and some superthrive and some maxicrop during the summer to water all my outdoor plants. I also use a little Cal-Mag to all by Brugs.
I use banana peels and they make the roses go crazy! Just bury them near the plant.
I already know about the banana peels for roses. My family thought I was crazy for planting them under my rose bushes. Thanks for the tip anyhow though. It really is appreciated. Anything for black spot?
This is what I do according to directions I got from an old farmer. I sprinkle epsom salts all around the rose bush, once each spring and once each fall. I do not water it. I just let the rain wash it in when it comes. I do not measure it. I just sprinkle till white all around the bush. My roses bloom and bloom.
I put 2 liter bottles with holes in them in the holes with the rose bushes. When I water the roses i fill up the bottles and put the top back on them....they drain slowly and right at the roots. Helps the bushes roots grow better, and keeps the water from drying to quickly during drought times.