Organic rose gardening is something a lot of people are currently trying. It is not that much different than chemical growing. There are tons of different organic products that are on the market that may be used with roses. Additionally, there are things that you can use around your house to make an organic compost.
Humus is something that’s produced when making organic compost. It’s an organic substance that may be reached to help with any soil problems. If the soil is a bit sandy, Humus can help with ph balancing of the soil and help. Humus is not tricky to make and I’d suggest starting as soon as you know you want to begin gardening rose. You would take the humus and mix it in with your soil.
How to Make Compost
Compost that’s been composted contains lots of humus. Humus is great for organic rose gardening, actually great for any type of gardening.
To make compost you mix some household waste and yard waste into a compost bin or pile and then you’d provide the conditions for the composition. Bin is where all the organisms, recycle it and known as bacteria and fungi, will feed on your own compost. This process will make a rich fertilizer for your rose garden that is natural.
For the micro-organisms to live, you must add some water to your bin. Adding the water is kind of tricky just because you will have to find the happy medium. If you add too much it will become a swampy mess, not become what you want, but if you do not add enough water then the germs could perish. As a general rule, you want your compost pile to be moist, but not soaked. You ensuring that which gets recycled by rotating.
A fantastic compost temperature is in between 140-160 degrees Fahrenheit. That is the best “cooking” temperature for the compost because these are the temperatures that kill almost all of the plant diseases and weed seeds. You will notice that the pile will get smaller as the compost starts to get broken down. Usually the end result is roughly 60-70 percent smaller then the original pile.
Adding to your compost pile or bin
If you begin to add more do as it will push of the air out notpush down the pile that the microbes will need to do their job. Try to have a plan, when adding to the pile. You want to give the compost a diet that is balanced. Throw in some greens after you throw your kitchen waste in the bin. You will help keep down scents and everything.
Your compost is done when you can not pick out any of those ingredients that was added to the pile. It should seem dark, rich, and it should crumble easily in your hand. The compost should also smell sweet and earthy. If these are not the characteristics you see on your compost pile/bin then it needs more time to “cook”.
Now that you have your compost ready for garden rose, you can start organic rose gardening. Most folks and the soil mix the organic waste their rose garden. You may also sprinkle the matter on the cover of the soil as, but then water to help the nutrients in the compost to get down into the ground. I encourage you to take a look if you have any questions concerning composting.
Landy Centeno is a rose gardening enthusiast.