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 Post subject: Heirloom Roses
PostPosted: Oct 2nd, '13, 09:45 
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This particular variety is an heirloom Don Juan rose.

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First transplanted as a soil-based seedling last April. Took about 2 months to come back to life in the aquaponics system, then another few months before the first bloom. Well worth the wait! Smells and looks absolutely amazing.

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 Post subject: Re: Heirloom Roses
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I've been trying to propagate some roses for my wife by striking cuttings in the AP system, though so far no success. Not sure if its a time of year thing (have tried over winter when roses are mostly dormant) or wrong cutting - Tried woody and not so woody cuttings.

From what I've heard roses do well in Hydro, so I guess they may do well in AP if the right trace elements are there.

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Hey Matt, not sure where in the World Coolbeelup is, but I'm in Southern California. Maybe that's the difference?

Also, our cuttings were rooted in soil before transplanting in my system, which is an AMAZING hanging glass bottle system gradually filled with Growstones and cycled 15 mins on / 45 off (link to pics and design specs below) for about a month before transplanting. Initially, our system was indoors with the rose bush near a window facing the early morning sun in my kitchen until noon. The small garden gave us salad & herbs (and a dead rose bush) year-around. Caution: I would not recommend this placement method, however. My roommate HATED the smell of a pond water in the kitchen when it got too cold to open the windows on the 8th floor in the Winter in downtown.

Thus, now the bottle garden is outdoors, which helped it finally bloom in September. The hanging bottles with the rose bush still faces the East but with no roof -- so have afternoon sun, too. Maxicrop plus iron, buried banana peels + bone meal, fish fed good fish food, approx. 6.8 to 7.0 pH. You will be blooming in no time.

Anyway, good luck Mattyoga! I am adding you as a friend, whatever that means...

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Took a better picture of the bloom today. Simply amazing.


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