Rose Nutrition

Pam Ellingson


I have some recipes for natural helpers in the garden that I was asked to post, so here is one of them. More to come.

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1 to 2 cups per bush


No-Cook or Other


1 large coffee can of alfalfa pellets
1 cup of rose food
1 cup of epsom salts
approx. 1/3 cup of fish emulsion (this comes in a bottle at most feed and seeds or home gardening stores)
3 coffee cans of compost or chopped leaves

Directions Step-By-Step

Add first ingredients to soil around planted rosebush.

If you work it into the soil a bit, be careful to keep it at least 6 inches away from the crown of the bush to avoid disturbing roots.
Then add compost or chopped leaves on top.

If you just put the Nutrition recipe on top of the soil and then cover with compost or leaf mulch, you can put it about 1 to 2 inches away. It will decompose over time and does not have to be worked into the soil.
Lastly water very well and sit back and watch it GROW!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #Planting, #rose bushes