Help with Roses - New to Organic Gardening
I live in Katy(30 Miles WEST OF HOUSTON), Texas. I am new to Organic Gardening.I would like to know what organic fertilizers i can use for my roses to feed and also control diseases?
I planted some bareroot roses 2 weeks back for Double Decker Tree Rose, Rio Samba, Mother's Rose and Memorial Day. I just see small shoots of dark red leafs coming up now. Should i already use a fertilizer on these roses? If yes, what kind of Organic ones are good. I did add Humus and Manure to my soil and Miracle_Grow Gradening Soil mix.
I have a few roses like Midas Touch(yellow) and Rio Samba(orange-pink) and may be a JFK(white) and couple of knock-out roses. All of these except the JFK has got the yellow leafs with black spots. I sprayed the OrthoÂ® OrthenexÂ® Insect & Disease Control last week. Seemed to work little better. Should i spary this again till i see all the leafs are nice and green?
Is there any organic substitute that i can use at this time of the year?
Also, i use the Baeyr's 3-1 Rose Feed once every 6 weeks. Should i stop using that?
Should i stop using the Miracle-Grow All Purpose Plant Food?