Hi rose folk,
Question for you: What are your experiences with micronutrient supplements?
The following post is NOT an ad for any supplement, even though when I re-read it it, it did sound like an advert.
Sorry about that...I'm just really excited because I've never had much success growing roses before.
I am absolutely astounded at the change in my roses- they now look as if they are going to live! They're covered with strong, new growth, loads of buds, and dark green, healthy foliage. They've never looked so good, and I just had to tell everyone!
Fertilizer with micronutrients just wasn't doing the job- it seemed like it even made matters worse. I swear that I killed a couple of my roses with fertilizers, even though I didn't over-fert them. They would get a spurt of new growth that was weak, small and pale, and then start to go downhill.
The micronutrient supplement I'm using doesn't have phosphorous or potash, and only 1% nitrogen. The sand here has a great deal of phosphorous, and I'm wondering if that was the problem with using regular fertilizer- too much phosphorous. I only use the supplement and compost now to feed the roses, and they are doing so well.
Feedback and comments on my "garden miracle" would be appreciated- I'm really curious to see if anyone else has gotten the same results without using any fertilizer.