Iron supplement for fruit trees

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Iron supplement for fruit trees

RiTa

9 months ago

Hej,

This may sound a bit funny but I am looking for the best solution for iron as I have two tree blossom roses and they seem to have problems getting the iron they need.

If I was to buy iron pills would the pills go right through to the tree roots?

I am not looking for an iron supplement as such, just a regular, good one.

Karen

Rosemary

9 months ago

Do you mean rosemary leaf or rosemary extract? Both can be used to protect plants from iron deficiency. Iron extract is used in commercial formulations. Rosemary extract is used in the same way as an iron supplement. It is readily absorbed, and should be the easiest to use. Plants are well protected, and it takes very little to cover them completely.

RiTa

9 months ago

Hej,

Tak skal du have. I am specifically looking for the Rosemary extract.

That answers my first question. I do not have rosemary in the garden, and it was mainly a case of me finding the right tree blossom rose for me to buy. They seem to be a fairly common breed and I would not think that they will not have had their iron needs covered, even if it is just for the blossom.

I was concerned because I have always used a similar iron supplement for my lettuce and, although it worked well, it is good to know what people actually use as I will not put that onto my plants.

Thanks for your help, and you have answered another question as well.

Karen

RiTa

10 months ago

Rosemary leaf can be used as an iron supplement if it is coated or in capsule form. Some brands of capsules are iron coated, and although I believe that iron pellet is also iron coated you don't say whether the iron in them is a controlled release or not. You might also have to buy the plant in bulk as it is not usually sold in supermarkets. If you are going to be using it on a regular basis, I would not go for the iron pellets because they are much harder to use. If you can get it in a capsule form then it is very easy to use.

RiTa

10 months ago

Rosemary extract can be used on its own or mixed with water and applied like a foliar spray. As it can be poisonous, it is very important that the right precautions are taken. I believe that to be used in a capsule form, as with iron pellets, and I don't think that it is suitable for food growing or other plants as it will eventually soak through. I don't think that it would have any noticeable effect on the blossom roses at all.

Karen

Rosemary

10 months ago

My preference would be a dried form.

Rosemary and ferrous sulphate have similar properties - they are both mineral accumulators, and can be sprayed on trees. Ferrous sulphate has no particular purpose in a rose as it would be neither helpful nor harmful. I would spray it on other trees, or the shrubs that you would be growing in a herbaceous border, but wouldn't think that it would do any good for rose trees. If you are planting them to be on display, or for the glory of it, then you might want to try spraying with iron.

Alternatively, if you have a garden centre near you, you could look for dried rosemary leaf.

RiTa

10 months ago

You are absolutely right - Rosemary leaves or other herbs are great to use in foliar sprays but they are not suitable for food growing as it will leach into the fruit or vegetables. That is why I was looking for an iron supplement.

Tak skal du have.

RiTa

10 months ago

I have never grown roses before but as I am doing the presentation I am looking for a good one to use on the plants. I have searched the internet and the tree blossom roses look the best to me. They seem to be native plants, and that looks great.

I am only starting to do this presentation so the flowers will be a fairly small part of it so the Iron supplement will only be for the blossom roses. I have seen some iron pellets that I think are really good but I want something that will be used on a regular basis.

Have you got any advice for me or should I be getting another iron supplement for my lettuce?

Karen

RiTa

10 months ago

Yes, Rosemary leaf or rosemary extract is not suitable for use on any other plants because it can be poisonous. Roses can get pretty healthy with no harm done if you are going to be applying it regularly to their foliage.

RiTa

10 months ago

RiTa

10 months ago

There are some rose bushes in my local botanic garden but I will need to collect some as I have not seen them anywhere else.

RiTa

10 months ago

Hej,

Tak for din hjælp.

That just covers iron and I was just wanting to find the best way to help out the trees and blossom roses.

Tak skal du have,

Karen

RiTa

10 months ago

I would never use the iron pellets.De skal bruges af landmænd til husdyr til behandling af jernmangel og til at holde dem sunde og stærke. De vil gå lige igennem til rødderne og skal også bruges regelmæssigt, ellers kan det forårsage anæmi. Da disse pellets ikke behøver at blive vasket af, er de meget lettere at bruge. Jeg har fundet ud af, at de let går igennem til rødderne, så du bliver nødt til at anvende dem ganske ofte. Du bliver nødt til at anvende det i uger i træk, da de ikke er meget nytte til at behandle noget i en lang periode.

Rita

11 måneder siden

Hej,

Tak for din hjælp.

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