Wide range of seed grown bedding plants potted from small plugs into modular packs and trays with quite small individual cells. Short term cropping typically 6-8 weeks depending on seasonal temperatures.
Initially a low nutrient growing media is required to encourage fast establishment and rooting of the plugs. Plants are potted weekly in batches and while supplementary WSF can be given, the various batches on the ground are at different stages with varying nutritional demands.
Osmocote Bloom, with its mini granules and High K formulation is perfectly suited for the optimum growth of bedding plants in packs. It promotes compact growth and flowering with excellent foliage colour. With the Bloom incorporated into the growing media and providing nutrition, the plants can be grown with a drier irrigation regime reducing the need for plant growth regulators (PGR) and saving water.
The 10-12 week release of Osmocote Bloom matches crop needs and gives further release during retail and consumer phases.
Osmocote Bloom not only contains NPK but also Magnesium and Essential trace elements for optimum healthy growth.
Rate : Use with a specific low nutrient growing media.
David Mills, Clockhouse Nursery, using Osmocote CRF, Prestop and Exemptor as part of their Levington Advance Solutions.
Don’t forget to tell your customers of the added benefit to them from the added Osmocote Bloom in terms of shelf life and enhanced flowering in the consumer phase.