tea is probably the best rose fertilizer you can use. It’s easy and
inexpensive to make and it’s organic. It won’t burn your plants, can be
used once or twice a month and is also good for other flowering shrubs
and perennials. I would not recommend it for Rugosa roses however; they
prefer not to be fertilized.
allowed to sit overnight. If the water contains chlorine, you want that
several small bales of alfalfa hay. Generally, you can find alfalfa in
some form or another at a farm supply store or a good quality pet shop.
Make sure the only thing in it is alfalfa.
back on the second day and stir the mixture and then add one cup of
Epsom salts. Allow the mixture to sit for 7-10 days, stirring at least
once each day. You will know the mixture is ready when it gets very
stinky and is foamy on top.
to keep the sludge on the bottom. To use the mixture, simply dip a
bucket or watering can into the liquid, being careful not to disturb the
sludge on the bottom. Pour directly on top of the soil around each rose
bush. Use at least 2-gallons per rose bush.