Scotts Osmocote® Plus Organics Premium Potting & Planting Mix

Great soil is essential for producing spectacular plants. Potting & Planting Mix helps create ideal growing environments in pots or the garden that get plants off to a great start. It provides everything your plants need to go from strong young seedlings to lush, healthy plants, and it includes Scotts Osmocote® that feeds continuously for 5 months.

  • A superior alternative to other regular potting and planting mixes
  • A blend of composted organic materials that improves soil quality in the garden by encouraging populations of beneficial soil micro-organisms and earthworms
  • Helps develop strong roots and vigorous plants when used in pots
  • Includes a wetting agent to assist water to soak in and plants to take up nutrients
  • Slow release of nutrients will feed for 5 months
  • Made from renewable resources

Quality composted ingredients

Includes all the organic goodies that plants and soils love - composted manure, blood & bone, seaweed, fish and molasses

Promotes soil microbes

Active beneficial micro-organisms in the growing environment reduce the incidence of soil-borne diseases and assist in nutrient absorption by plants

Sustainable growing environment

A balanced and sustainable growing environment produces healthier, stronger plants that are less susceptible to insect attacks and diseases


A natural clay breaker that improves soil texture without changing the pH (acidity or alkalinity) of the soil

Environment friendly

All organic materials in this mix come from renewable resources, including the composted bark that forms the basis of the mix


25L bag

Suitable for

Designed to suit all plants including most natives

Safe to use on new plants - the controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or tender young roots

Not suitable for

Don't use in hydroponic growing systems, ponds or pots submerged in water

Do not use on lawns - use only specifically named lawn topdress soils on grassed areas

How it works

Potting & Planting Mix encourages and improves plant growth above and below soil level by

  1. Creating a balanced and sustainable growing environment with its high organic content
  2. Promoting healthy strong growth with organic nutrients and controlled release Scotts Osmocote®
  3. Improving plants' resistance to insect attacks and diseases

How to use

Container Plants

  1. Use Potting & Planting Mix straight from the bag. For best results do not mix with any other material. Close the bag tightly after use
  2. Before repotting, water original pots thoroughly and allow them to drain
  3. Choose a clean pot, bowl or basket with large drainage holes and partly fill it with mix.
  4. Carefully knock the plant out of its existing pot and gently remove any damaged or dried out roots without breaking up the main root ball
  5. Place the plant in the new container, checking that it will be at the same level as it was in the old pot, and fill with fresh mix to within 2cm of the rim of the pot
  6. Tap the pot gently to allow the mix to settle. Do not press or pack it down
  7. Water thoroughly and add a little more mix if settling occurs after watering.
  8. Allow excess water to drain away freely
  9. Place the pot in a shady spot for 2-3 days to allow the herb to establish before moving pot back to an open position

Garden Beds

  1. Add a 10-15cm layer of Potting & Planting Mix to your garden bed
  2. Thoroughly mix it it into the top 20-30cm of soil
  3. To create raised beds, add an additional layer of mix to the bed and mix it in. This should raise the bed 15-20cm above the surrounding soil
  4. When setting up a raised planter box, use Potting & Planting Mix straight from the bag for the top 30-45cm of soil in the box. Top up as required every six months or so if required. (Other soil, compost or clean filling can be used for the base layer underneath the Potting & Planting Mix)
  5. Level the garden bed or surface of the planter box with a rake
  6. Sow seeds or plant out seedlings, following the instructions on labels
  7. Water thoroughly after sowing and planting, and repeat as frequently as is required to maintain uniform moisture until plants are well established
  8. For best results, wait for 6 months before applying more plant food. Potting & Planting Mix contains a Scotts Osmocote® that feeds continuously for six months so additional feeding should not be needed during that period. After that use any of Scotts quality fertilisers to keep your garden healthy. Read the labels before applying.

For a complete guide on how to use Scotts Osmocote® Plus Organics Potting & Planting Mix, always check the packaging.

When to use

  • Can be used any time of the year in pots, raised beds, planter boxes and the garden

Safety Information

CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, sweep off immediately.
When using soils and potting mixes, we recommend the use of garden gloves to protect your hands

Technical details

  • Suitable as a potting mix for all plants in containers and raised beds or as a soil improver in garden beds
  • Contains gypsum, which turns clay into workable soil without altering the pH (acidity or alkalinity reading)

Where to buy it

Decided what product best suits your needs? Or would you prefer to go in-store to ask for more information?

Visit your local Bunnings Warehouse for our largest range.

You can also find Scotts products in a number of gardening, hardware, independent and supermarket retailers including Flower Power, Mitre10, Coles and Woolworths.

Note: Not all brands and products are stocked in all stores. For any additional questions please visit our contact us page.

In New Zealand, go to your local Bunnings warehouse

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