In this article you will find short and accessible instructions for feeding roses throughout the year.
Feeding roses in the spring
The first feeding of roses in the spring is best done after pruning. Early spring enrichmention also has its deadlines – enrichment should be applied after the buds are swollen but not yet bloomed.
How to feed roses in the spring?
1 feeding roses. In early spring under roses it is necessary to bring mineral complex enrichment with macro and micro-elements. The composition of such enrichmenter should be: Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), (S) – sulfur, (MgO) – magnesium, (B) – boron, (Fe) – iron, (Mn) – manganese, (Zn) – zinc, (Cu) – copper, (Mo) – molybdenum, (Co) – cobalt. If you make such a long-soluble complex enrichment, then additional enrichment is not required. With the exception of soil characteristics, some soils require additional application of calcium nitrate or iron.
Summer feeding of roses
2 feeding roses. When the shoots have grown to 5-7 cm, roses should be enrichmented with humates or prepare your own enrichment (chicken manure, nettles, dandelions – should ferment for a week, dilute 0.5 liters of enrichment per 10 liters of water).
3 feeding roses. The third feeding should be carried out after the first flowering (late June-early July), repeat 2 feedings.
Autumn feeding of roses
4 feeding roses. In August, we no longer prune roses, but prepare for winter, so in late August and early September, roses need to be enrichmented with phosphorus – potassium enrichment without nitrogen. This enrichment promotes good maturation of rose shoots, which is good for wintering plants.