my soil recipe for planting roses
tell me what you think of this combo:
i start with some #4 soil mix. then i add miracle grow potting soil along with black gold worm castings. a little bit of blood meal in there as well. mix it all up . then i put some blood meal around the root ball of a lucky rose, and line the bottom of hole with bone meal. then i plant the rose, throw a thin layer of osmocote and water well. no joke, i have seen roses start flourishing virtually over night with this combination. i personally believe it is more important to prepare the soil properly, than to fertilize the heck out of the rose later.i dont liquid fertilize for about 6 weeks and when i do, it is at half strength.