Homemade Organic Rose Food

Overview

Roses make a fragrant and colorful addition to any flower garden. They can even be used indoors. Wherever you decide to keep your roses, you will want to make sure they are fed so that the roses will continue to grow healthy and strong. You don't have to purchase a fertilizer because you can make one at home. Roses do well with organic manure teas.

Step 1

Put on a pair of plastic gloves. You are going to be working with manure. If you can't stand the smell of manure, you may also wear a mask.

Step 2

Place 5 lbs. of manure in a pillowcase. Tie the top of the pillowcase in a knot. The Gardener's Rake suggests using horse, cow, chicken or rabbit manure.

Step 3

Fill a 5 gallon bucket with water and then place your pillow case of manure in the bucket.

Step 4

Set the bucket outside in the sun for seven days.

Step 5

Remove the bag of manure. The leftover water in the bucket is your manure tea.

Step 6

Use 2 tbsp. of the manure tea in the bucket with a pint of water to water your indoor rose plants. Use 1 cup of manure tea with 1 gallon of water for outdoor roses.

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic gloves
  • Face mask (optional)
  • Pillowcase
  • 5 lbs. manure
  • 5 gallon bucket

References

  • Organic Facts: Your Organic Rose Garden
  • The Gardener's Rake: Homemade Plant Food--Organic Gardening
Keywords: organic plant food, food for roses, manure tea fertilizer

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