Long time rose growers know to make sure their garden soil is in optimal condition in order to get the best rose growing results. Our compost extract for roses helps boost rose bush growth, bud count and bloom longevity. Rose bushes are heavy feeders. Yet, new rose bush plantings are often placed in soil that is severely lacking in beneficial microbes, micronutrients and bioavailable carbon. This significantly reduces the root ball's ability to absorb nutrients and makes the soil more susceptible to disease. Our natural compost extract inoculates your soil with beneficial microbes and bioavailable carbon and micronutrients in the root zone for immediate plant benefit. We also add kelp and humic acid to encourage soil microbial activity and enhance nutrient uptake. Mature rose bushes continuously consume the soil's supply of nutrients and micronutrients. Untreated, this not only creates a deficiency that degrades plant health, but also upsets the soil ecology leading to poor water retention, fertilizer leaching, declining fertilizer uptake and increased disease pressure. Apply regular doses of Great Big Roses Natural Compost Extract to replenish your soil to ensure new growth, blossoming and hardiness. To use, simply add one tablespoon (1/2 ounce) of compost extract per pint of water and apply to soil around the base of the plant every other week during growing season. One quart of this concentrate will make eight gallons, equal to 64 pint-sized, every other week feedings for medium sized plants or bushes.
- Soil Amendment that is specifically designed to increase flower set and retention while yielding better size and color for rose buds.
- Contains beneficial microbes, essential micronutrients, humic acid, and kelp used to boost the soil microbial population and help suppress disease.
- Works great with regular fertilizers to turbo-charge nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium sulfate absorption.
- More vigorous root growth, better soil structure, a wider range of available nutrients and better nutrient uptake.
- Add 4 ounces of Great Big Roses to 1 gallon of water and use approximately 1 pint of mixture per plant.