Osmocote is a well-balanced 15-9-12 blend of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Since it releases slowly as the plant is watered, it will not burn the roots or cause the plant to shoot out gangly growths too quickly. I use Osmocote on both my indoor potted plants and my outdoor container gardens.
Herein, how much does Osmocote cost?
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Additionally, where do you apply Osmocote fertilizer?
For flowering perennials, sprinkle the fertilizer around plants in the spring and fall at the rate of 3 tablespoons per 4 square feet or 1 teaspoon per 4-inch plant. Work the fertilizer into the top 3 inches of soil or mulch. Around trees and shrubs, apply 3 tablespoons of Osmocote for every 2 feet of branch spread.
Which is better Osmocote or Miracle Grow?
Osmocote is a pre-planting, slow release fertilizer. Miracle-Gro (unless using the new continuous-feed, shake-able formulation) is a water soluble fertilizer used every other week or so. … The advantage to the Osmocote is that it is working even if you’re not there.
When re-potting, determine the correct amount of Osmocote required, fill the pot 2/3 of the way up the root ball, evenly sprinkle Osmocote on top of the new soil and then finish filling. Care should be taken not to damage the Osmocote granules, as that may reduce their longevity.
Complete fertilizer, also called 14-14-14, has equal percentages of nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium. These elements help plants carry out their full life cycle. You can use it on flowering plants or speciments with colorful foliage.
Osmocote® can be purchased at major retailers such Ace, Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target, Walmart and fine independent garden retailers.
For example, the 14-14-14 Osmocote brands tend to work well for tomatoes, vegetables, melons, berries, perennials, trees and shrubs. The Osmocote Plus formula works well with hanging baskets, annual plants, indoor plants, plants in raised beds, etc.