Have you ever wondered what is involved with growing roses? I have wondered that in the past, before and this year I have decided to tackle the chore of growing some container roses to sell to the public. We purchased about 250 floribunda, grandiflora and knockout roses bareroot.
What does bareroot mean? It means that someone else grew them from a twig to a farely decent size in very loose soil, and they dug them up, shook the dirt off and sent them to me to put in a pot. I took a picture of one of the bareroot plants for you to see what it looks like.
Instructions came with the plants and we had to soak the roots in water overnight before we could put them in a pot. We couldn’t pot them in the wind or even in the direct sun because we could not let the roots dry out.
After hours of preparation and determination, we were ready to begin the process of potting up these 250 roses.