New to roses...want to go organic.
I'm so glad I found this forum and am hoping you can help me grow roses organically in South Florida (Fort Lauderdale). I just bought 3 rose bushes, one that was suggested as a good one for the south, Don Juan, and two that I went rose crazy over in a local store, Queen Elizabeth and Peace. I haven't planted the later two yet, but will do that today. I have done lots of reading on where to plant and what to start out with in the planting hole, so I think I'm OK on that part. What I am looking for is a list of organic sprays and their recipes for black spot (seen on my Don Juan one week after planting). I have read about milk, but not sure of the milk/water ratio, baking soda (also not sure of mixture), some oil sprays including fish emulsion, and manure tea as a foliar spray. I have placed some cut grass under the Don Juan as a mulch, and am getting ready to go out and pick off the leaves with the spots on them. I started a year and a half ago planting things that would bring beneficial insects to my yard and I have access to fresh horse manure (a 5 hp factory in my back yard) and lots of grass cuttings. Would love a list with recipes that explains which is least toxic.