Osmocote® Plus Trace Elements: Vegetable, Tomato, Herb & Garden Beds

A no-fuss, set and forget controlled release plant food for those who don't have the time or inclination to tend to each plant or garden bed individually. The smart way to fertilise - one application feeds continuously for up to 6 months.

  • Perfect for all vegetables, herbs and seasonal flowering plants
  • Includes a natural soil activator to improve nutrient uptake through plant roots
  • Two applications per year - early Spring and early Autumn
  • Includes a wetting agent that helps water and nutrients soak in to the soil
  • Feeds for 6 months continuously
Features

Feeds when plants need it

The release of nutrients depends on temperature - more when it's warm and plants are growing and less when it's cold and growth is slow

Sustainable & environment friendly

Osmocote uses advanced prill technology that ensures even and controlled nutrient release with no wastage

Controlled release mean feeding less often and more effectively; less frequent feeding is more economical and environment-friendly

Wetting agent

The added wetting agent enhances water absorption into the soil or potting mix and helps plants take up nutrients

Iron & magnesium

Boosted levels of these and other trace elements keep leaves greener for longer and promote healthy growth

Sizes

500g, 700g, 1kg and 2kg tubs

Suitable for

Tomatoes, capsicums, chillies, zucchinis, cucumbers, pumpkins, peas and beans

Leafy vegetables like cabbage, kale, broccoli , Brussels sprouts and lettuce

Root vegetables including carrots, parsnips, onions, garlic, turnips, swedes and sweet potatoes

All herbs - soft seasonal varieties and shrubby herbs like rosemary and thyme

Flowering plants like annuals, perennials, cyclamen, orchids, bulbs and fuchsias

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

Do not use in hydroponic growing systems, ponds or pots submerged in water

Do not use on lawns - use only specifically named fertilisers on grassed areas

Not suitable for phosphorus-sensitive native and other plants

How it works

  • The release of nutrients from the fertiliser depends on soil temperature, not soil moisture
  • When the weather is warm in Spring, Summer and early Autumn, plants need more food and the fertiliser releases quicker
  • In Winter, when soil and air temperatures are lower, plants need less food because their growth rate is reduced, and less plant food is released

How to use

  • Vegetable, Tomato, Herb & Garden Beds can be used throughout the garden to promote healthy growth and prolific crops and flowers
  • Use the rates in the table below as a guide for how much to apply OR broadcast over beds using 50-80g/m2

 

Area Planting Established Plants
  • Annual Garden Beds
  • Flowers
  • Vegetables
  • Bulbs

6 TBL per m2

½ TBL per plant

4 TBL per m2

½ TBL per plant

  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Capsicum
  • Herbs
1 TBL plant 2 TBL per plant

 

TBL - tablespoon = 15g

  • Pots - sprinkle at the recommended rate over the potting mix and cover lightly with mulch
  • Self-watering pots - make holes in the potting mix with a pencil or long skewer and fill with columns of Osmocote. Water from the top once or twice to initiate nutrient release

For a complete guide on how to use Osmocote Plus Trace Elements Vegetable, Tomato, Herb & Garden Beds, watch the video and always check the packaging.

When to use

  • Add to soils at planting time
  • Apply in early Spring, when soils are warming and plants are putting on new growth, and repeat in early Autumn

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.

Technical Details

  • NPK 15.3 : 2.4 : 6
  • Contains a natural soil activator to increase soil micro-organisms and encourage earth worms
  • May be safely used on edibles
  • Osmocote® is a controlled release fertiliser that consists of prills (small beads) of high quality fertiliser encased in a permeable and biodegradable soy extract coating
  • Each prill contains a balanced micro dose of nutrients so a plant's response from an application is reliable and consistent

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-store. For any additional questions please visit our contact us page.

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