Gardening Tips for Growing Roses and Carrots

Learn these helpful gardening tips for growing roses and carrots using an organic spray for roses to combat black spot and using coffee grounds on carrots and herbs in the garden.

| June/July 2000

  • Organic rose spray for black spot
    My mom had two great gardening ideas when we were growing up.

  • Organic rose spray for black spot

A reader shares her mother's gardening tips for growing roses and carrots in the garden. 

My mom had two great ideas when we were growing up on gardening tips for growing roses and carrots. I am 71 now but still use them:

To rid roses of black spot, mix:
1 gallon of water
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon dish detergent

Spray once a week.

When planting carrots, sprinkle dry coffee grounds in the soil with them. Also, coffee grounds around herbs will give them a quick perk!

Mildred Cairo
Smithfield, VA


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