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Can you plant roses in steer manure compost

Last post 04-09-2009 8:55 PM by admin. 1 replies.
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  • 04-06-2009 5:22 PM

    • Paula
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    Can you plant roses in steer manure compost

    Hi there,

    I am trying to plant bareroot roses can I plant them directly in the steer manure compost or does it need to be mixed? I have red clay soil. I was told to dig 18" hole and plant roses it the manure in the hole. Is this true??? I have 20 roses to plant and started planting yesterday. I have 6 in but will dig them up and re-do if needed. I am new to gardening. Thank you for your help!


  • 04-09-2009 8:55 PM In reply to

    • admin
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    Re: Can you plant roses in steer manure compost

    No, I would not do that. It is too strong. Mix with your clay soil and some alfalfa, add some grass compost if you have a composter. Dig 18" diameter and 1 foot deep. Give the bush plenty of water.

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