Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser: Vegetable, Tomato, Herb & Garden Beds

Scotts Osmocote® Controlled Release Fertiliser: Vegetable, Tomato, Herb & Garden Beds

Size: 1kg

Other sizes: 500g2kg

Main product features

Contains 6 months feed
Contains 6 months feed
Plus trace elements
Plus trace elements
No surge growth
No surge growth
Fast & easy
Fast & easy

A no-fuss, set and forget controlled release plant food for those who don't have the time or inclination to tend to each plant or garden bed individually. The smart way to fertilise - one application feeds continuously for up to 6 months

When to use



  • The release of nutrients depends on temperature - more when it's warm and plants are growing and less when it's cold and growth is slow
  • Scotts Osmocote® uses advanced prill technology that ensures even and controlled nutrient release with no wastage 
  • Controlled release means feeding less often and more effectively; less frequent feeding is more economical and environment-friendly
  • Wetting agent enhances water absorption into the soil or potting mix and helps plants take up nutrients
  • Boosted levels of iron & magnesium and other trace elements keep leaves greener for longer and promote healthy growth



  • Tomatoes, capsicums, chillies, zucchinis, cucumbers, pumpkins, peas and beans
  • Leafy vegetables like cabbage, kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts and lettuce
  • Root vegetables including carrots, parsnips, onions, garlic, turnips, swedes and sweet potatoes
  • All herbs - soft seasonal varieties and shrubby herbs like rosemary and thyme
  • Safe to use on new plants - the controlled release of nutrients means it will not burn soft leaves or tender young roots



  • Do not use in hydroponic growing systems, ponds or pots submerged in water
  • Do not use on lawns - use only specifically named fertilisers on grassed areas
  • Not suitable for phosphorus-sensitive native and other plants


  • Vegetable, Tomato, Herb & Garden Beds can be used throughout the garden to promote healthy growth and prolific crops and flowers
  • Use the rates in the table below as a guide for how much to apply OR broadcast over beds using 50-80g/m2


AreaPlantingEstablished Plants

  • Annual Garden Beds
  • Flowers
  • Vegetables
  • Bulbs

6 TBL per m2

½ TBL per plant

4 TBL per m2

½ TBL per plant

  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Capsicum
  • Herbs

1 TBL plant2 TBL per plant

TBL - tablespoon = 15g


  • Pots - sprinkle at the recommended rate over the potting mix and cover lightly with mulch
  • Self-watering pots - make holes in the potting mix with a pencil or long skewer and fill with columns of Scotts Osmocote®. Water from the top once or twice to initiate the nutrient release

For a complete guide on How to Use Scotts Osmocote® Plus Trace Elements Vegetable, Tomato, Herb & Garden Beds always check the packaging



  • Add to soils at planting time
  • Apply in early Spring, when soils are warming and plants are putting on new growth, and repeat in early Autumn



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

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



NPK 15.3 : 2.4 : 6

Contains a natural soil activator to increase soil micro-organisms and encourage earthworms

May be safely used on edibles

Scotts Osmocote® is a controlled release fertiliser that consists of prills (small beads) of high-quality fertiliser encased in a permeable and biodegradable soy extract coating

Each prill contains a balanced microdose of nutrients so a plant's response from an application is reliable and consistent

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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