HELP: "I think I've over done the rose food" :+P

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HELP: "I think I've over done the rose food" :+P

Post by Metal_Hea » Sat, 29 Apr 2000 04:00:00



I think that being a first year rose nubie that I've possibly really
screwed things up. I planted some nice bare root roses from Jackson
Perkins mail order a few weeks back and put Bayer's Rose Food on them
at the appropriate dosage. I've notice that two weeks post feeding,
some of them are getting the dreaded drying of the top of the cains
and some of the folage is burnt at the tips. I know now that I should
have waited until they were pretty bushy... but too late. I've planted
them in good soil that drains fairly well and I'm watering the heck
out of them every few days. Any other suggestions would be greatly
appreciated.

Regards,
Metal_Head

 
 
 

HELP: "I think I've over done the rose food" :+P

Post by lomas » Mon, 01 May 2000 04:00:00




Quote:

>I think that being a first year rose nubie that I've possibly really
>screwed things up. I planted some nice bare root roses from Jackson
>Perkins mail order a few weeks back and put Bayer's Rose Food on them
>at the appropriate dosage. I've notice that two weeks post feeding,
>some of them are getting the dreaded drying of the top of the cains
>and some of the folage is burnt at the tips.

I overdid it once on Jean Kenneally and that one, in no time at all--it
seemed almost instantly--turned crips-----ALL the foliage.  Fertilizer-burned
foliage has a distinctive brown shade all its own.
If indeed it took two weeks for this to happen, I honestly don't think you
screwed up too badly, so I'd just water the peeiss out of them for awhile and
everything should be alright.  

Jean Kenneally survives to this day but I've always thought it's never been
the rose it could have been.  It's always had quite a bit of competition
and lots of shade, so whatever state it didn't reach probably has nothing
to do with that day a long time ago.

m  

 I know now that I should

Quote:
>have waited until they were pretty bushy... but too late. I've planted
>them in good soil that drains fairly well and I'm watering the heck
>out of them every few days. Any other suggestions would be greatly
>appreciated.

>Regards,
>Metal_Head

 
 
 

HELP: "I think I've over done the rose food" :+P

Post by Bob Whit » Thu, 04 May 2000 04:00:00


I'm guilty of the same thing a few seasons ago but poured the water to
it risking root rot. It made it and I learned a valuable lesson in
regards to over feeding.

BW