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By Pdb

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

Can I use chicken pellets to feed my roses?



Hi pdb,
Dont waste the chicken pellets use tomato feed its cheaper and has all the needs your rose's need,
Use the chicken pellets for the shrubs "great when raked in.

28 Apr, 2013


Surely "Tomato feed" is a liquid feed and should be applied weekly whereas chicken pellets are a one off, slow release feed.
Also, roses are shrubs and some people put more importance on them than most other plants.
I would'nt have any hesitation using chicken pellets as long as they're watered well in

28 Apr, 2013


Thanks Guys, I only have about 10 roses so I suppose a small handful of the pellets will be ok. That way its something I won't have to remember to do on a regular basis.

28 Apr, 2013


Hi pbd
I use chicken pellets for my roses too however my dogs love them and try to dig it up so if you have a dog be aware of this

28 Apr, 2013


Tomato feed comes in both liquid and granual form,
chicken pellets can attract fox/badger and cats/dogs all these animals feed off chicken, and all will leave their calling card (liquid & solids) so if you dont want cat/dog :fox & badger smells, use tomato.

If your going to use chicken pellets dig them in,
they are a slow feed,
tomato feed is a faster feed and is used weekly, as the toms grow they need the feed then, ie quicker than a slow feed.

28 Apr, 2013

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