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Osmocote Fertilizer

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Wondering if any of you folks have used this plant food. I am growing some apple trees in my yard and it was recommended by the tree nursery people. I was just wondering what is in it. Some of the other types of plant food, like the 10-10-10, you have an idea of the chemical makeup. Just wondering if anyone knows whats in this stuff?

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If you use the flower and vegetable formulation like I have setting in front of me it's a 14-14-14, sourced from polymer coated ammonium nitrate, ammonium phosphate, calcium phosphate and potassium sulfate. It's essentially a slow release product. Wife has used it for decades in greenhouse and nursery business. We use it in the large petunia planters at work. Works well.

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You're welcome leechman. Rummaging around in the garage this a.m. I found another container of Osmocote, Indoor and Outdoor I think it was called. This one had a pink cap on it where the other one had a green cap on it. The analysis on this one was different, a 19-6-12. The ingredients were the same as the other formula, just in a different ratio.

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