Preparing a Rose Bed - Knowledgebase Question

Pleasant hill, CA
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Question by jcarchidi
January 18, 1998
I want to prepare a rose bed. What do I need to do after I have tilled the spot? Add anything special?

Answer from NGA
January 18, 1998
Your roses will reward you with lots of healthy green growth and bountiful blossoms if you first choose a site that gets all day sunshine, then till the soil to a depth of one foot. Spread a four inch layer of organic matter such as peat moss, compost, leaf mold or aged manure over the soil and work it in. You can also add about 5 pounds of bonemeal per 100 square feet of garden area before planting your new roses.

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