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Question: 242-5201
Are tea leaves and coffee grounds good for roses? Jack, Richmond, RI

Mort's Answer:
Roses love organic matter mixed into the soil. Since they also like a cultivated soil, it's not a good idea to leave them caked onto the top of the soil. Other good amendments include shredded leaves, grass clippings and manures. Composted materials will add to the organic structure of the soil. Rose growers do not like to use any synthetic fertilizers. Growers use muriate of potash for potassium; bone meal for phosphorus and manure for nitrogen. Raise beds are good because they provide aeration.

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