matter what kind of rose variety you are growing, with Great Big Roses Natural
Compost Extract you will enjoy these benefits:
- Provides ingredients missing from popular fertilizers.
a broad spectrum of minor and micronutrients.
bud set, better size and color on blooms.
bloom cycles and longer shelf life in displays.
healthy start for new plants.
efficiency – works better so you can use less.
for organic use.
Why do I need Great Big Roses Natural Compost Extract?
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. Use our natural compost extract to minimize
transplant shock, growth lag time and new plant mortality.
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.
How does it work?
Big Roses Natural Compost Extract
is designed to improve the soil where it matters most - in the plant's root
zone. It flows to the root zone upon application where it establishes and/or
replenishes the population of beneficial microorganisms, provides trace amounts
of major nutrients, dozens of micronutrients and minerals, and provides carbon
(in the form of humic acid) as a food source to new and existing
microorganisms. Humic acid also helps the rose bush uptake micronutrients and
improves the soil’s carbon to nitrogen ratio, thereby helping the bush to
uptake nitrogen. Kelp is known to be a microbe food and a source of
micronutrients and is believed to be a source of plant growth hormones such as
gibberellins, cytokinins and auxins which help trigger more frequent and
numerous rose buds.
How do I use this product?
our Great Big Roses Natural Compost Extract with water at the rate of one ounce
of concentrate per quart of water. Use one pint of mixture per medium sized
plant. Drench the soil around the base of the plant or use as a root dip for
new plantings. (see below) After the initial drenching or root dip it is
best to apply our Natural Compost Extract twice a month during the growing
season and monthly thereafter. One quart will make 8 gallons of ready-to-use
liquid compost, equal to 64 pint-sized doses. Use less on small bushes and more
on large bushes. It is okay to add traditional N-P-K fertilizer to the soil at
the same time, but we recommend using a little less than usual.