How bout Epson Salts for Roses?

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How bout Epson Salts for Roses?

Post by Mrs. Duc » Sun, 21 Jun 1998 04:00:00



Hi everybody out there in "Rose" land.  Does any know about using Ep. Salts
for roses. I saw
it on a Garden TV show and tried it.  It's been so rainy with no sun here in
New England, don't
know how the results will be until we have some sun.  Thanks, and hopefully
will get some
answers from you rose gurus.  Regards, Deb

 
 
 

How bout Epson Salts for Roses?

Post by Ed and Joan Con » Sun, 21 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Mrs. Duck:

Epsom salts is often recommended for stimulating new basal breaks on roses ( new
primary canes from the bud union).  It is the magnesium salt  that does this,
and magnesium is generally found in the better quality rose chow products.  I
haven't found too many rosarian types who recommend epsom salts, as too much can
cause more harm than good and it's difficult to determine the right dosage,
especially if your fertilizer already contains magnesium.  If you're getting
good strong basal canes, I wouldn't mess with anything.

Ed and Joan, Oregon

Quote:

> Hi everybody out there in "Rose" land.  Does any know about using Ep. Salts
> for roses. I saw
> it on a Garden TV show and tried it.  It's been so rainy with no sun here in
> New England, don't
> know how the results will be until we have some sun.  Thanks, and hopefully
> will get some
> answers from you rose gurus.  Regards, Deb

 
 
 

How bout Epson Salts for Roses?

Post by Art Allard's Training Compute » Thu, 25 Jun 1998 04:00:00


Why are epsom sals so good for rposes??

Quote:
>Mrs. Duck:

>Epsom salts is often recommended for stimulating new basal breaks on roses
( new
>primary canes from the bud union).  It is the magnesium salt  that does
this,
>and magnesium is generally found in the better quality rose chow products.
I
>haven't found too many rosarian types who recommend epsom salts, as too
much can
>cause more harm than good and it's difficult to determine the right dosage,
>especially if your fertilizer already contains magnesium.  If you're
getting
>good strong basal canes, I wouldn't mess with anything.

>Ed and Joan, Oregon


>> Hi everybody out there in "Rose" land.  Does any know about using Ep.
Salts
>> for roses. I saw
>> it on a Garden TV show and tried it.  It's been so rainy with no sun here
in
>> New England, don't
>> know how the results will be until we have some sun.  Thanks, and
hopefully
>> will get some
>> answers from you rose gurus.  Regards, Deb

 
 
 

How bout Epson Salts for Roses?

Post by Ballarin » Sat, 04 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Dear Deb,
          My Graham Thomas Roses were given a good heeping cup of epsom salts(
right before a heavy rain) two weeks ago.I combined it with some good soil and
scattered the cup and a half mixer around each plant at the drip line.Saucered
the soil and scratched it in.The next day,the heavy rain came.
          Looking at all of them(10 plants),they're doing wonderful.New
3-4ft.main canes formed and new  dark reddish green growth.They look great.
          Now also after a week of scattering the Cup and half mixer of Epsom
and soil,I also Poked a hole with a broom stick between the plants deposited
some nitrogen fertilizer and watered.Then packed the soil down and watered
again.The following day it rained.That was good.
          My Graham Thomas's bloom all the time. I can go out and pick a half
dozen blooms everyday .It's great.
          Ps. I just formed a Web Page of my own.I will be posting pictures of
The Graham Thomas Roses soon.Check it out.Tell me hoe you like it.Balla
         http://members.aol.com/BallarinaS/index.html

 
 
 

How bout Epson Salts for Roses?

Post by Ballarin » Sun, 05 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Sorry Deb(Tell me How you like it).Trip of the fingers.Hate that.
                      Balla