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Can you use Osmocote Plus on vegetables?

Last Updated: 4th January, 2020

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Can Osmocote® be used with edible plants such as vegetables, fruits and citrus? Yes. In fact, Osmocote® Flower & Vegetable Plant Food is formulated for just these purposes. Each granule contains essential plant nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium.

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Besides, how do you use Osmocote Plus?

Directions For Use

  1. Sprinkle. Sprinkle 1 scoopful of plant food per 2 gallons or 4 square feet. ( 1 scoopful = 3 tablespoons)
  2. Mix. Mix into top 1-3 inches of soil.
  3. Water. Water plants regularly.
  4. Reapply. Reapply plant food every 6 months. Read more.

Also, what is Osmocote good for? Developed by the Scotts Co., Osmocote controlled-release fertilizer feeds annuals, perennials and houseplants. A polymer coating made from resin and vegetable oil covers the small balls of fertilizer, called prills, allowing a slow release of nutrients.

In this regard, what is Osmocote Plus?

Osmocote Plus is a controlled release fertilizer with a high NPK content. The granules are fully coated and contain NPK, magnesium and all necessary trace elements. Osmocote Plus has a pre-defined longevity and can be used in a broad range of situations.

What is the difference between Osmocote and Osmocote Plus?

While Osmocote mainly offers nitrogen, potassium and phosphorous, Osmocote Plus contains other nutrients in smaller amounts. These nutrients include boron, copper and magnesium, among others. In all, Osmocote Plus offers an additional 11 nutrients, while other products tend to offer fewer.

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Yekaterina Melenchon

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Is Osmocote good for all plants?

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Safe to use on all plants including natives. Releases nutrients at the rate plants need them.

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Is Osmocote good for roses?

Most of the nutrients a rose needs for healthy growth are already in your soil. Osmocote does not have a product specifically marketed for roses. The product is recommended, however, by local rose societies and cooperative extension services as an appropriate annual or baseline fertilizer.

Carme Tzipporah

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Is Osmocote good fertilizer?

In general, Osmocote fertilizers are not flippantly used across large expanses of the garden. Focus Osmocote fertilizer usage on fast-growing plants grown from spring to fall, or for healthy houseplants. Osmocote prills slowly release nutrients as long as the soil temperatures remain below 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ioanna Mantuliz

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How long does it take for granular fertilizer to work?

Liquid Turf Builder goes to work immediately, according to the lawn food section of the Scotts company's website, and begins to green up the lawn within 24 hours. The granular form of Turf Builder, which you need to water in to activate the fertilizer, takes two to five days to show results.

Suyog Honhold

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How do you apply fertilizer to plants?

Simply apply the fertilizer around the base of the plant, extending to the drip line. For vegetables, place the fertilizer in a strip parallel to the planting row. Water-soluble fertilizers are faster acting but must be applied more frequently. This method gives plants food while you water.

Kristian Storms

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Is Osmocote organic?

No, Osmocote is an inorganic fertilizer but it has all the major benefits of an organic fertilizer. Let us explain; many people don't realise it, but a plant can only use nutrients that are in an inorganic form. The coating of Osmocote is organic and based on soybean oil only.

Fouziya Berja

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What does it mean when fertilizer has numbers 14 14 14?

Larger numbers such as 14-14-14 indicate a complete fertilizer with larger amounts of nutrients. In some cases, specific plants or soil conditions require incomplete fertilizers that contain only one or two of the primary ingredients.

Orville Riesz

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Can I spread fertilizer by hand?

Well, getting an even coating of fertilizer over your lawn by hand is next to impossible. If you have no other way to do it, you can certainly spread it by hand. Just make sure to use gloves and apply it very carefully. Walk backward, throwing fertilizer out as you go in a sweeping motion.

Jokin Bawtrukevich

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Is Osmocote good for tomatoes?

Planting: Space tomato plants 5 to 6 feet apart. All of the stem that you have buried will turn to root and you will have a much stronger tomato plant giving you more tomatoes. Use 1 teaspoon of Osmocote Time release fertilizer in the bottom of the hole, and you will not need to fertilize for 3 months.

Iliass Simens

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Can you use Miracle Grow with Osmocote?

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. They both work. The advantage to the Osmocote is that it is working even if you're not there.

Core Ustun

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What nutrients are in Osmocote?

Osmocote® Plus 15-9-12 5-6M Standard Release Pattern contains homogenous 100% resin-coated fertilizer cores with the major nutrients - Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potash plus the secondary nutrients Magnesium and Sulfur, as well as the minor nutrients Boron, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum and Zinc.

Buenaventu Pflugmaker

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Can I use Osmocote in aquarium?

And if you are wondering, I have never used Osmocote in an aquarium, but I have used it on terrestrial plants, and to fertilize water lilies and other aquatic plants in ponds.

Kemal Axelrood

Teacher

What is a good slow release fertilizer?

For this reason, fertilizers containing slow release nitrogen work best for most plantings, especially in sandy soils. Slow release fertilizers include synthetic time release fertilizers such as Osmocote, which have been coated so their nutrients release over an extended time, usually three to four months.

Leide Navales

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What is 14 14 14 fertilizer used for?

LESCO 14-14-14 Professional Landscape and Ornamental All-Purpose Fertilizer is a product specifically formulated for use on trees, shrubs, and flowering plants. This fertilizer works best in any soil that requires a high potassium fertilizer for proper plant growth.

Ernestas Napoli

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What is time release fertilizer?

What is Slow Release Fertilizer? In a nutshell, slow release fertilizers are fertilizers that release a small, steady amount of nutrients over a course of time. These can be natural, organic fertilizers that add nutrients to the soil by naturally breaking down and decomposing.

Vaclav Tunker

Reviewer

Does Osmocote harm fish?

Osmocote isn't harmful it's an aquarium safe fertilizer. I use it in root tabs all the time. Did you by chance add the cycled media a day before you added the fish? If so, ammonia poisoning is probably what killed them.

Hazael Namorado

Reviewer

Can I use Osmocote on grass?

Please do not use Osmocote on the grass unless you need to put down fertilizer in as few applications as possible and you are growing on straight sand.

Simina Grafenhahn

Reviewer

Is Osmocote toxic?

OSMOCOTE ®
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Decomposes on heating to emit toxic ammonia and oxides of nitrogen, phosphorus and sulfur. High airborne dust concentrations have potential for explosion.

Trandafira Ustinchenko

Reviewer

Does Osmocote dissolve?

They won't dissolve as mentioned, they allow for a slow release of the ferts.