Help with Osmocote Plus for 5-1-1 mix substitute
First off, greets to all on my first post.....
I'm getting ready to mix up my first batch of 5-1-1 mix for container gardening this weekend. Osmocote Plus seems to be the go-to product but, since it was discontinued, I can't locate any left over product in the 4.5# container. 50# bags seem plentiful on the net but, it would be way more than I would need and likely it would go bad before I could ever use that amount.
1. Is there another slow release product that would be recommended in it's place to get the mix started? Slo-release substitutions I've seen available are non-Plus Osmocote, Miracle Gro, etc.......
2. I also plan on supplement feeding with Foliage Pro but, it won't be delivered for a week or so. Would using some other slow release fertilizer (to get the mix started) + Foliage Pro create an over feeding situation?