Scotts Osmocote® Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Mix

Scotts Osmocote® Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Mix

Main product features
Contains 4 months feed
Contains 4 months feed
Encourages stronger root development
Encourages stronger root development
WaterSmart Technology
WaterSmart Technology

A specially formulated potting mix for growing vegetables, tomatoes and herbs in pots, the garden or in raised beds and planter boxes. It includes Scotts Osmocote®, which distributes nutrients and feeds for 4 months.

Size
25L
Other sizes:
25L
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FEATURES

  • Boosted levels of iron and calcium produce lush, deep green leaves and assist in the prevention of diseases like Blossom End Rot that can affect tomatoes, capsicums and zucchinis
  • Wetting agent assists moisture to soak into the potting mix and helps roots absorb nutrients
  • Growth stimulants encourage strong root development and the proliferation of soil microorganisms and earthworms that improves soil quality and help plants absorb nutrients better
  • Certified to meet the Australian Standard for Premium potting mixes

 

SUITABLE FOR

  • All vegetables and herbs growing in pots, boxes, raised beds or the open garden
  • Safe to use for new plants - the controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or tender young roots

 

NOT SUITABLE FOR

  • Don't use for phosphorus sensitive plants
  • Don't use in hydroponic growing systems or ponds
  • Don't use on lawns - use only specifically named lawn topdress soils on grassed areas

HOW TO USE

In pots, boxes and raised beds

  1. Use Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Potting Mix straight from the bag - no further additives required
  2. Water the plants that are to be repotted, especially soft seedlings, and allow them to drain
  3. Select a clean pot with large drainage holes and partly fill it with new potting mix
  4. For re-potting advanced seedlings, gently knock the plant from its existing pot and loosen the root ball. Trim off any dead or damaged roots. If using young seedlings, carefully remove them from the punnet or cell pack without disturbing the roots
  5. Place the plant in the centre of the pot if growing individually, or arrange as preferred for multiple plantings, and fill pot with potting mix
  6. Gently tap the new pot down to help the new potting mix settle in and around the roots. Do not pack the potting mix down
  7. Thoroughly water the plant and allow it to drain freely. If necessary, top the potting mix up again to the suggested level of 2-3cm below the rim
  8. Place the pot in a sheltered spot for 5 days to allow the plant to settle and acclimatise before moving it to a permanent home

 

In-ground planting

  1. Prepare the soil in the vegetable patch and form a shallow trench for sowing seeds or planting out a row of young plants
  2. Line the base of the planting trench with Vegetable, Tomato & Herb Potting Mix
  3. Sow seeds along the depression and cover over lightly with more potting mix

 

WHEN TO USE

  • Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Mix may be used at any time of the year when new crops are being sown or planted

 

ONGOING PLANT CARE

  • Tomato, Vegetable & Herb Potting Mix contains a balanced fertiliser up to 4 months - additional fertiliser may be required in time, depending on plant needs
  • Avoid allowing plants to dry out - plants should be watered immediately after potting and frequently enough to keep the potting mix moist (not wet)
  • Plants should be re-potted with new potting mix when they have outgrown the pot or after 12-18 months

 

SAFETY INFORMATION

CAUTION: This product may cause staining of hard surfaces if wet. Avoid contact with hard surfaces and if contact does occur, sweep off immediately

When using potting mixes, we recommend the use of garden gloves to protect your hands, and if dusty, wear a particulate mask

SAFETY FIRST: Read the instructions on the product packaging before use and take particular note of any warnings or cautions on the label 

See the Safety Data Sheet for this product

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser in this potting mix provides plant nutrition and trace elements for up to 4 months

Health and Safety

Always read the pack label and product instructions carefully before use. For further information relating to product safety please review the product data safety sheet link below.

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