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<rosy>
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posted February 26, 2001 10:27 AM           Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
when using epsom salts for your roses how much do you actually use for each rose bush, when do you apply it and how often?

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Matilda
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posted March 09, 2001 07:35 PM           Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Some sources suggest a quarter cup and others suggest approx. 2 tablespoons.
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<Brad>
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posted March 10, 2001 07:45 AM           Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Epson Salts is used to provide Magnesium to the soil. Roses seem to be heavy feeders on this element. A soil test would be the only way to really know if your soil was lacking in magnesium, but most rose growers just apply a small amount per bush. You can sprinkle a couple tablespoons around the rose, or dissolve in in a watering can first and water in. If you are using a balance rose fertilizer that contains magensium, its probably not neccessary to ad more. WE tend to over-feed our roses at times. If your soil is light and sandy, feed more, if its rich or clay like, feed less..
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posted March 17, 2001 07:16 AM           Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
hi all, i understand that the use of epsom salts is to encourage new basal canes. i am looking for advice with scheduals ect. for organic rose fertilizing in zone5. thanks for any help.
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<Gabriela>
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posted January 15, 2003 04:45 PM           Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Question -- At what time of year can Epsom Salts be used? Is all fertilizing supposed to be done in the Spring, or can fertilizing be done in the Winter, say after pruning? I have just pruned everything and would like to know what kind of watering/fertilizing I should be doing right now. Thanks.
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<Dianne>
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posted March 12, 2003 08:48 PM           Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
epson salts can be applied in March at about 1/4 cup per bush and again around June to provide the rose with magnesium.
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