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Bloom Food?

Posted by onederw 10 SSZ 21 (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 14, 13 at 11:17

Okay, I'm officially Confused. (Nothing new there.)

From what many here have posted, I was under the perhaps mistaken impression that a dose of high nitrogen fertilizer would would serve as a "kick in the pants" for roses to explode into glorious bloom. When I look at what is marketed as "Bloom Food," however, I'm noticing that many of them are not high N, but rather high P--P as in phosphate.

In the back of my mind I'm hearing Karl Bapst remind me (yet again-I'm a slow learner about this) that "roses can't read," but still, which is it that jumpstarts bloom--Nitrogen or Phosphate?


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Too much nitrogen will tell the plant to grow stems and leaves at the expense of flowers.

Ground rock phosphate is a good choice. But roses also like all the nutrients, including the micro.

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  • Posted by campv Arizona (My Page) on
    Thu, Mar 14, 13 at 11:46

Fish emulsion is the kick in the pants for me. Every year some one wants to take pictures of my roses and I am known as the rose lady on the hill(per the neighbors ref.) But then I live in a desert area, so any flowers are treat.

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