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Old 1 Week Ago   #31
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No I dont have a brand name I just get it from farm stores.
Be careful with it if you use it, its powerful stuff.
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I just saw some instructions on the 13-13-13- and it said DO NOT top dress tomatoes squash and so on.
Calling hog wash on that one you just have to use it sparingly.
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Osmocote is great. I use it in my "grow media". Top dress too, if you take the time to top water. It would take a LOT to be dangerous.
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Osmocote is great. I use it in my "grow media". Top dress too, if you take the time to top water. It would take a LOT to be dangerous.
They make all kinds of the stuff what kind?
I saw 13-13-13 Osmocote for 99 dollars for 50 pounds on one site that must include shipping and handling because I can get it for around 20 dollars not Osmocote.
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Osmocote is more expensive than regular fertilizer. it is time released. I pay about 80.00 for a 50# bag of it for my greenhouse. I use it in all of my potting mix AS WELL AS fertilizing with an injector. It has a polymer covering that acts as a water soluble membrane slowly allowing the fertilizer to leach out. It takes an enormous amount of it to burn or kill a plant. You can do it but it is very obvious you have too much. You can buy it as a 3 month slow release or 6 month slow release.
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ok..Its getting interesting as I take a break from putting my "window" in.....now from memory Osmocote available here comes from Scotts in Australia...Now there are many varieties of it so I wonder if the Osmocote you buy in the USA is a special variety for Tomatoes ....so as I can go and have a look around...All garden centres actually sell it but in many varieties...Thanks Ron
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No, Osmocote comes in vegetable formula or bloom builder for flowers. it just comes in different brands. there are a few specific brands of fertilizer which are marketed specifically for tomatoes or rhododendrons and azaleas....etc. but I don't think I have seen osmocote specifically for tomatoes in any of my catalogs or in stores.
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