Category: Growing Roses Questions and Answers
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3 Responses to “what the best method to grow roses?”
usually u dig a hole a little bigger than the plant fill the hole with water let it drain then fill the hole 1/4 of the way with potting soil loosely put in the plant and finish filling the hole with dirt more tightly packed mound the dirt about 4 inches up on the plant then water the heck out of it .but my neighbor told me a secret to planting roses that really works buy some very cheap whiskey and put about a cup on the loosely packed dirt before you put in the plant they love the phosphorous in the whiskey dont throw away your old bananas or their peels either put them in the ground around the roses they love it.
best way i had was mixing potting soil with dirt dug from hole for planting and Miracle Gro– don’t saturate, but water well, and prune as needed. depending on your location, may need to mulch and cover for protection in winter(severe pruning for winter). good luck and enjoy (healthiest plants i’ve had came from Springhill Nurseries catalog)
Roses are a labor intensive plant. There probably isn’t a single best way but there are no easy ways.
In a nice sunny area dig the hole twice the diameter of the pot they come in. It helps if you use a plant started to water them in with rather than just using water. Plant starters are a special concoction you mix with the water to help the roses get through the root shock of being planted.
If there is a graft union above the roots keep it above the soil line–in fact it’s a good idea to keep the soil line of the ground the same as it was in the pot.
Once it’s growing find a fertilizer you like and use it at the intervals it instructs. Also, most roses are inclined to get diseases and pests. You must spray them with Neem Oil or Orthenex or some equivalent product (your L&G Tech can help you). You must spray them on a 7-10 day schedule the entire blooming season.
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