Thursday, February 19, 2009

Operation Recovery - Hybrid Rose - Part 2

by Richard Chew

This is continuation of my last post in Dec.

In case you are wondering what happened to this rose. It didn't get through.

It deteriorated very quickly when I applied my home-made aerated compost tea.

I learned that feeding needs changes when the rose plant become more established. I believe the soil was too acidic, if it was less acidic the recovery would have been quicker. And also by adding the compost tea, I probably introduced unfavourable soil organism into the soil, thus affected the roots.