Homemade Natural Fertilizer for Roses

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    Herbivore Manure


    Worm Casting

    • Georgia red wigglers are easy to raise at home.Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images

      Purchase worm castings online or at local home and garden supply stores. Worm casting provide nitrogen and micro-nutrients roses require. You can start your own worm box at home. Worms are excellent recyclers of kitchen waste. Add coffee grounds, egg shells, vegetable scraps, fruit cores and rinds as well as starch-based foods to the worm box. Avoid adding an excessive amount of meat, fat or vinegar-based foods to the worm box.

    Organic Compost

    • Cultivate rose bushes lightly to avoid root damage.Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images

      Organic compost, from the home compost pile, is an ideal rose fertilizer. Rich in nitrogen, potassium, calcium and micro-nutrients required for plant growth, organic compost will not burn your rose plant. Sprinkle 1 to 2 inches of compost around the base of the rose bush and cultivate lightly.

      Shredded newspaper, torn cardboard, kitchen scraps including coffee grounds, egg shells, vegetable peelings, fruit rinds and table scraps can all be added to the home compost pile. A home compost pile is an excellent way to recycle and provides nutrient-rich, cost-free fertilizer for your roses.


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