How heat affects the watering and fertilizing of rose bushes


Last updated 10/15/2021 at 6:41pm

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With the right amount of water and fertilizer, a variety of roses can be grown, despite the hotter climate.

Frank Brines

ARS Master Rosarian

Well, I always enjoy looking back to last year's care column for the month. In October 2020 was the hottest Oct. 1 on record with 102.8o. According to Accuweather, the average normal temps for Temecula are high 83o and low 54o. The average for 2020 was high 86.8o and low 55.7o. Predictions for October 2021 are mild 90's the first week decreasing to 80's by month end. Just to show the climate is changing.

All this is helpful for garden activities this month. Mid-season pruning and fertilizing must be carefully coordinated with weather conditions. When temper...

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