Osmokot is a popular novelty among fertilizers
An acquaintance last year fertilized the garden with Osmokot and then boasted of a large harvest. I have not heard of this. Tell us what is known about Osmokot fertilizer? Is it possible to use it for feeding indoor flowers and in the garden?
A novelty in the field of preparations for fertilizing plants Osmokot appeared on the domestic market relatively recently, and many gardeners treat it with distrust. However, their doubts are in vain – this drug has long been used by European professionals and amateurs of gardening and gardening. What is known about the fertilizer Osmokot and what is the secret of its popularity in Europe?
Composition of the preparation
Osmokot is produced in the form of pellet balls. Inside the shell made of biodegradable resin there are microelements, the composition of which depends on the form of release of the drug. The main elements in each form are:
Depending on the purpose of a particular type of fertilizer, it also includes additional substances such as manganese, iron, copper, etc..
A feature of the drug is the uniqueness of its action. When introduced into the soil, the granules do not dissolve immediately, but gradually. As each layer of the shell dissolves, a certain proportion of nutrients are released, saturating the plants with the necessary amount of elements, depending on the stage of its development and needs. The process of liberation of elements is also influenced by climatic conditions: the most active action of the drug occurs during periods of high temperature.
Osmokot has a prolonged effect, so a single application of granules is enough to provide crops with adequate nutrition..
In addition, the nutrients are in the preparation in an accessible form and in a balanced amount, and the shell completely dissolves over time. Thanks to a special release process, the elements are not washed out of the soil, and fertilization can be applied in any weather.
As a result of feeding with the drug:
- Plants grow faster and get sick less.
- Ornamental crops bloom longer and more abundantly.
- The harvest time is approaching, and it is stored longer.
- Improves the taste characteristics of the fruit.
- Seedlings take root more actively.
Types of the drug
Depending on the duration of the granules, Osmokot has the following forms of release (each is painted in the appropriate color):
- red granules – last from 3 to 4 months;
- brown – from 5 to 6 months;
- blue – from 8 to 9 months;
- yellow – from one year to 14 months;
- purple – from 16 to 18 months.
Where and how to apply fertilizer?
Osmokot is recommended to be introduced into the topsoil during spring feeding, as well as during sowing seeds or transplanting seedlings to a garden bed. Fertilizer can be used for all types of plants, based on their needs and development phase.
How to determine which type of fertilizer to choose? Everything is very simple – the duration of the action of the drug must correspond to the growing season of the plant. The larger it is, the longer the duration of the fertilizer should have..
For garden crops grown outdoors, it is better to use a form with a short duration (red granules). And for greenhouse plants and indoor flowers, blue capsules are more suitable..
The application dose of the drug depends on the size of the grown crop and its needs. So, for small potted crops, 1.5 g is enough for a pot with a volume of 1 liter, for larger ones – up to 3 g of the drug for each liter of volume. Large plants (roses) and trees may require 80 to 150 g of fertilizer per shrub. The specific dosage must be found in the instructions..