Fertilizing Rose Bands
I received own root rose bands last week and after giving them two - three days to acclimate to my climate, I placed them in one-gallon pots with organic potting soil from a local nursery. My question is, when should these bands in one gallon pots be fertilized and what would produce the healthiest plants? I live in a hot climate and must water the bands daily. The bands have new growth; a little bit already but I believe already are showing signs of deficiencies. Any advice would be appreciated. Also, in mid October, some of these bands that I have placed in one gallon pots, and the one gallon bands I will be placing in 3 gallon pots this week, will go in the ground. The others will likely be placed in five gallon pots and planted in my garden sometime in March.
Any advice you can offer is appreciated.