Feeding-rose-bushes, most roses need regular feeding. begin fertilizing newly-planted roses with a liquid fertilizer (synthetic or organic) after they're established, about a month after planting. start feeding older plants in spring when new growth is about 6 inches long.. Other nutrient containing rose feeding items added alfalfa meal — 1 cup alfalfa meal – twice per growing season for all rose bushes, except miniature rose bushes, 1/3 cup per mini-rose bush. mix into soil well and water in to help keep it from attracting rabbits that will then nibble on your roses!, feeding for spring growth when established roses break their dormancy in late winter and early spring, their nutrient reserves need a lift. but always hold the first feeding until roses show at least 4 to 6 inches of new growth and a set of five to seven leaves. don't rely on the calendar; look to your roses instead..
To care for roses and keep roses blooming again and again, you should fertilize them about every four to six weeks, although the type of fertilizer you use may alter this rule a bit. always follow label instructions when determining how much fertilizer to use., use approximately 1 to 2 cups for a large bush, 1 to 1 1/2 cups for a medium bush, and 1/2 to 1 cup for smaller bushes. the box of rose and flower fertilizer will give you the guidelines as to how much to use. because i had large quantities of roses to feed, mixing it up in bulk in a large pail was the easy way to go..
To feed individual rose bushes, gently remove about 1 inch of soil in a circular trench around the bush's base. after scattering the chopped peels in this circular trench, backfill it with soil and replace mulch, if necessary. if you have a rose hedge, work your way along the row over the course of the growing season.