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Osmocote Smart Release OK?

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by barbarossa4122, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. barbarossa4122

    barbarossa4122 Guru Class Expert

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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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    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.
     
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    I have a big Mom 'N' Pop flower close to my house and they might have it. I'll check tomorrow.
     
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    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
     
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    Hi,

    OK, thank you Bio.
     
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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.
     
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