How to grow a rose bush? – It is possible to grow roses most of the year, beyond periods of frost and drought – although fall is still the ideal period. Choose a location facing south or west, as rose bushes need lots of light.
Do not plant it anywhere else, the soil may contain harmful germs or lack nutrients. Finally, avoid soil that is too calcareous.
- What do you need
- Planting your rose bush step by step
- Plant roses in pots
What do you need
- 1 bare rose root
- 1 fork
- 1 spade shovel
- 1 small shovel
- gardening gloves
- 1 hair clipper
- potting soil
- universal fertilizer
- 1 watering can
- 1 trash can, bucket or large basin
- compost, cow dung or manure
Planting your rose bush step by step
1. Make a Hole 50cm deep
A few days before planting, make a hole 50 cm deep and about the same width
2. Chek If The Hole Is Big Enough
3. Refresh Root Tips
Refresh root tips, then pruning rosebush branches – light pruning if you plant in early fall, much shorter if you plant in spring.
4. Prepare Praline
Prepare praline to coat the roots of rose bushes: in a large container, mix garden soil with compost, cow dung or manure. Add water and mix well to get a less runny mud that will stick to the roots.
5. Dip the roots in the praline
Dip the roots in the praline, up to the graft point. Coat the roots well This prevents air pockets from forming between the roots and the soil. Praline protects roots and promotes vegetation recovery.
Put some potting soil at the bottom of the hole and a little universal fertilizer. Mix with the bottom soil, then add more soil. garden.
7. adjust the planting height
Place the tool with the handle over the hole, it will serve as a reference point for adjust the planting height: the grafting point must be just above the earth’s surface. Fill the hole with soil.
8. Slap the earth with your feet
Slap the earth with your feet form a basin for watering.
9. Slap the earth with your feet
Slap the earth with your feet: cover with soil, without tamping, to protect it from frost and drought.
10. Water the rose bush
Water the rose bush with about 10 liters of water.
Plant roses in pots
Remove the rose bush from the plastic pot and soak the root ball in a bucket of water, until the bubbles disappear. The praline step is not required. If you want to grow rose bushes in pots, add clay ball down to let the water flow and consider placing a cup.
All you have to do is take care of your rose bush: over-watering in dry weather and take him organic fertilizer in autumn. And if you want more advice in gardening, find us article “Permaculture: 3 tips to get started” or “Make a vegetable plot“.