Roses forum: Has anyone had hands on experience with Bumper Crop as a mulch for rosebushes?

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Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin
hampartsum
Jul 23, 2016 4:45 AM CST
Hi,
A good friend of mine from up there was wondering about the product "Bumper Crop" http://coastofmaine.com/product/bumpercrop/ , which is advertised also good for mulching or side dressing rosebushes. I have no prior experience with that type of product, although I live thousands of miles away , if useful it will eventually reach us. Can some one help? Thank you
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jul 27, 2016 7:46 AM CST
Arturo, when I click on the link it takes me to "page not found"
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin
hampartsum
Jul 27, 2016 9:46 AM CST
I just had the same difficulty however I tried the following and it worked:http://coastofmaine.com/. Thanks anyway. Arturo
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Jul 27, 2016 11:49 AM CST

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The first link didn't work because there was a comma following it. I edited it to create a space between the link and the comma, so now it works.
Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin
hampartsum
Jul 27, 2016 4:27 PM CST
Thanks Zuzu.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
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gemini_sage
Jul 28, 2016 6:16 AM CST
It sure sounds like a good product!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin
hampartsum
Jul 28, 2016 12:41 PM CST
Hi Neal , have you used anyhthing of that kind with your roses or other plants?
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jul 29, 2016 4:34 AM CST
Last year I tried a similar product from a local box store, more as a soil conditioner/amendment rather than mulch (but I think using as a top dressing is fine too). It was more costly than other kinds of compost they offered, and I can't say I really saw much difference from any other compost.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Lyn
Weaverville, California (Zone 8a)
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RoseBlush1
Jul 29, 2016 7:59 AM CST
Neal ... you are starting with good soil before applying soil conditioner/ amendment ... is that true ? My soil in this garden is primarily subsoil which needs all the help I can give it. Do you think this product is worth the extra dollars ?

They are bringing it up here for the dang pot growers ! However, in a way that's good because we never used to be able to get anything up here. Most things have way too much peat in them which causes them to dry up like concrete in this hot and dry climate. In your experience, yes, I know you garden in a more humid climate, do you think it would help soil like mine ?
I'd rather weed than dust ... the weeds stay gone longer.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Jul 29, 2016 12:54 PM CST
You're right Lyn, I'm starting with good soil but used the product I found in spots where I'd had flowering plants growing for several years and just wanted to amend before planting roses. While it seemed to do the job, I can't say it was any better than a lot of cheaper products.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi

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