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Hi, We have 3 rose beds We would like to relocate the roses & grow potatoes & various veg, my husband seems to think he has heard you can't grow potatoes & veg where roses have once been, is this correct ?
Kind regards sue



I can't see any reason not to just make sure you dig lots of good composted material into the beds, though not where you will grow carrots or parsnips.

3 Nov, 2011


Perhaps your husband has heard that you can't grow more roses where roses have been. There's something called "rose sickness" or "soil sickness" .

I don't think that this would affect most veg, but could possibly affect those from the rose family, such as apples.

3 Nov, 2011


Thanks for your advice moone grow & beattie much appreciated

3 Nov, 2011


So longas you are growing veggies not fruit trees I really can't see a problem!

3 Nov, 2011

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