Osmocote Smart Release OK?

barbarossa4122

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Hi,

I can't find the Osmocote Plus at my local Home Depot but, I found the smart release version. Its 14-14-14 NPK.

Total Nitrogen 14%
8.2% Ammoniacal Nitrogen
8.5% Nitrate Nitrogen
Available Phosphate 14%
Soluble Potash 14%

Is this OK to make root tabs ?
 
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dmagerl

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I never found it at Home Depot, Lowes, or Menards.

I did find at Lowes "Lilly Miller Multicote Outdoor Indoor Plant Food". It contains NPK,Mg,S,B,Fe,Mn and Zn. So that's what I'm using.
 

herns

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dmagerl;54928 said:
I never found it at Home Depot, Lowes, or Menards.

I did find at Lowes "Lilly Miller Multicote Outdoor Indoor Plant Food". It contains NPK,Mg,S,B,Fe,Mn and Zn. So that's what I'm using.

Some Home Depot stores have it, some dont. You might want to try some other Home Depot branch. Im sure they carry it.
 

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Wal-Mart Knock-off, Compare Labels

Hi,

I found a knock-off at Wal-Mart that is (was?) half the price. :eek:

The “label” is near identical. The things to watch out for are high metals, mainly copper. :)

Unless you are heavily planted watch the ammoniacal Nitrogen less is generally better. :gw

Biollante
 

barbarossa4122

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Biollante;54946 said:
Hi,

I found a knock-off at Wal-Mart that is (was?) half the price. :eek:

The “label” is near identical. The things to watch out for are high metals, mainly copper. :)

Unless you are heavily planted watch the ammoniacal Nitrogen less is generally better. :gw

Biollante


Hi,

OK, thank you Bio.
 

barbarossa4122

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Hi,

I found Osmocote Plus at Amazon for $ 14.45 + $ 7.99 shipping , 4.5LB. Lowes sells it for $ 16.94. I think I'll pay the shipping cost instead of driving to Lowes. I guess 4.5lb will make me a lot of root tabs.