Osmocote® Professional Vegetable, Tomato & Herb Mix

A specially formulated potting and planting mix for vegetables, tomatoes and herbs in pots, in the garden and in raised beds and planter boxes. It includes Osmocote that feeds for 4 months

  • Ideal for all vegetables and herbs growing in pots as well as for improving the soil in planting sites in the garden
  • The included controlled release plant food releases nutrients slowly for up to 4 months
  • A wetting agent allows water to soak in and prevents drying out
  • Contains added iron and calcium for healthier stronger plants more resistant to fungus and diseases
Features

Iron and calcium

Boosted levels of iron and calcium produce lush, deep green leaves and assist in the prevention of diseases like Blossom End Rot that can affect tomatoes, capsicums and zucchinis

Wetting agent

Assists moisture to soak into the mix and helps roots absorb nutrients

Growth stimulants

Encourage the proliferation of soil micro organisms and earth worms that improve soil quality and help plants absorb nutrients better

Australian Standard

Certified to meet the Australian Standard for Premium potting mixes

Sizes

25L bag

Suitable for

All vegetables and herbs growing in pots, boxes, raised beds or the open garden

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

Not suitable for

Don't use for phosphorus sensitive plants

Don't use in hydroponic growing systems or ponds

Don't use on lawns - use only specifically named lawn topdress soils on grassed areas

How it works

  • Vegetable, Tomato & Herb Mix provides the ideal growing environment for all vegetables and herbs including leafy, fruiting and root crops
  • It has been designed and is guaranteed to grow better plants from young seedlings to mature plants ready to harvest

How to use

In pots, boxes and raised beds

  1. Use Vegetable, Tomato & Herb Mix straight from the bag - don't mix it with other materials. Close the bag tightly after use
  2. Water plants that are to be repotted, especially soft seedlings, and allow them to drain
  3. Choose a clean container with large drainage holes and partly fill it with fresh mix out of the bag
  4. For advanced seedlings - carefully knock the plant to be potted up from its existing pot and loosen the root ball. Trim off any dead or damaged roots. Young seedlings should be carefully removed from the punnet or cell pack and the roots should preferably not be disturbed.
  5. Place the plant in the centre of the pot if growing individually, or arrange as preferred for multiple plantings, and fill with mix to 2-3cm below the rim.
  6. Tap the new pot or container gently on the bench to help the new mix settle in and around the roots - do not pack it down
  7. Water the pot thoroughly (until water runs from the drainage holes) then allow it to drain freely. If necessary, top the mix up again to the suggested level.
  8. Place the pot or container in a sheltered spot for a few days to allow the plant to settle and acclimatise before moving back to its permanent home

In-ground planting

  1. Prepare the soil in the vegetable patch and form a shallow trench for sowing seeds or planting out a row of young plants.
  2. Line the base of the planting trench with Vegetable, Tomato & Herb Mix
  3. Sow seeds along the depression as per packet instructions and cover over lightly with more mix.
  4. For seedlings - carefully remove advanced plants or seedlings from packs, punnets or trays
  5. Place at the recommended spacing along the row, ensuring roots are not doubled over.
  6. Back fill with mix
  7. Water well after sowing or planting and make sure the mix does not dry out

For a complete guide on how to use Osmocote Professional Vegetable, Tomato & Herb Mix, watch the video on this page and always check the packaging.

When to use

  • Vegetable, Tomato & Herb Mix may be used at any time of the year, when new crops are being sown or planted.

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 potting mixes, we recommend the use of garden gloves to protect your hands

Technical details

  • Osmocote Controlled Release Fertiliser in this potting mix provides plant nutrition and trace elements for up to 4 months

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.

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