Saturday, April 2, 2016
During the first year, granular fertilizers are generally too hard for young, own-root roses to process. Granular fertilizers can quickly burn the roots and kill your new rose so be sure to follow these rules of thumb until the second year.
When planting your new rose, select an organic potting soil that does not include a granular fertilizer mixed in the soil. Be sure there is nothing on the bag that says, “self-feeding”, “slow release”, or anything else suggesting there is a fertilizer already included.
Regular fertilizing should be done with a liquid fertilizer such as Alaska Fish Fertilizer or similar product that will not burn the roots.
For more information on fertilizing, please review our easy to follow Help Guide here.