Is Osmocote a good fertilizer?

Is Osmocote a good fertilizer?

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.

Is Osmocote good for all plants?

Yes. Osmocote® can be used on all varieties of potted plants. Apply as directed for best results.

Can you put Osmocote on top of soil?

Topdressing with Osmocote is possible at any time during the plant’s growth cycle. Topdressing means ‘broadcasting’ or ‘spreading’ the granules evently on top of the soil or growing media but without mixing it in.

What plants benefit from Osmocote?

The Right Food for the Right Job 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.

What happens if you use too much Osmocote?

Overly rapid growth can cause a cactus to crack or even explode when it takes up too much water. Even though it’s not organic, I experimented with working liberal amounts of Osmocote into my food garden to drive fertility abnormally high. The result was the largest most productive squash plants ever.

Is Osmocote good for flowering plants?

Its 14-14-14 NPK analysis balances vigorous top growth with strong root development. This makes it appropriate for both annuals and perennials, season after season. The balanced analysis also makes Osmocote® Flower & Vegetable a great choice for garden vegetables, tomatoes, melons and berries.

Is Osmocote harmful?

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.

How much Osmocote should I put?

Around trees and shrubs, apply 3 tablespoons of Osmocote for every 2 feet of branch spread. For vegetable garden beds, apply the fertilizer once at the beginning of the growing season at the rate of 3 tablespoons per every 4 square feet or 4 tablespoons for heavy fruiting crops such as tomatoes.

How do you apply Osmocote fertilizer?

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.

What is the best time of day to fertilize plants?

The best time to use pesticides or fertilizer is in the evening or early morning until 8 am. Both the time are perfect because the sun is not working during this time frame. It’s the same phenomenon as above. The plants absorb the applied liquid fertilizer or pesticide best in the early morning.

Should I water plants before fertilizing?

It is important to water plants thoroughly with plain water before applying the liquid fertilizer to avoid burning the roots if the soil is dry. Also, take care that the fertilizer is indeed diluted based on instructions, or you could burn the leaves.

How can I make my plants grow faster and bigger?

Water, air, light, soil nutrients, and the correct temperature coupled with affection and care are the most basic factors to make a plant grow faster and bigger.