Osmocote in my grit mix

maile67February 3, 2012

I am going to repot my Eureka lemon to another pot i have my 5-1-1 grit mix ready. My question is can i add osmocote indoor outdoor fertilizer in the grit mix or do i sprinkle it on the top around it.

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

I find it best to incorporate the Osmocote into the mix.

Josh

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 5:26PM
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maile67

Thanks alot I'll do that tomorrow.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 5:47PM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

Osmocote is a brand name for a timed release fertilizer, made in many NPK combinations. There are of course other brands as well. For citrus, mixes heavy on the nitrogen are preferred. I use a 18-6-12 with minors. Citrus grows year around so I prefer a nine month release time. After the initial mixing into the soil as Josh suggests subsequent additions may be scratched into the top of the soil. Al

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 9:53AM
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