Basacote® Planting Fertiliser Tablets 6M 16-8-12 +2%MgO

SKU: 196833

Sale price£68.95 ex. VAT
£82.74 inc. VAT
(minimum of 1)


Basacote® Tabs 6M, a fully coated controlled release fertiliser in the form of convenient to use cone shaped tablets. Each tablet provides controlled release of nutrients for up to six months, releasing nutrients according to plant requirements.

Basacote® Tabs 6M assist the development of healthy plant growth by delivering both macro and micro nutrients as the plant grows. The fertiliser is ideal for top dressing or pushing into the ground to feed mature plants as well as incorporating at the time of planting.

 Product Summary

Longevity Tablet Size Pack Coverage Packs/ha
6 months 7.5 g cone 1000 - 333 m2 10 - 30

Application Recommendations

Where to use:

Ideal for use on amenity and ornamental vegetation including:

  • Containers and hanging baskets
  • Annual bedding
  • Perennial and shrub borders
  • Tree planting

When to use:

Basacote® Tabs 6M can be used all year round depending on plant type and situation. They are most effectively used shortly before plants are actively growing, for nutrient delivery throughout the spring, summer and autumn months.  Due to the frost resistant polymer coating it is also possible to apply Basacote® Tabs 6M when planting activities are undertaken during the winter months.

Application Window
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

How to use:

For best results the fertiliser should be incorporated into the soil/growing medium prior to planting or placed around the plants and pushed into the soil or growing media. Basacote® Tabs 6M can also be broadcast evenly onto the surface using a calibrated distributor if required.

For hanging baskets and containers Basacote® Tabs 6M can be mixed into the growing medium prior to planting.

Hanging Baskets and Containers Trees and Shrubs Ornamental Borders
2 - 6 g/l compost 10 - 300 g/m2
According to plant size
20 - 60 gm/m2

If no rain falls during the 72 hours after surface application, irrigate the treated area thoroughly.

Do not apply in frosty weather or in severely hot or dry conditions.

Product Analysis

Ingredient Oxide Value Elemental Value
Total Nitrogen (N)   16.0%
    Nitrate Nitrogen (N)   7.4%
    Ammoniacal Nitrogen (N)   8.6%
Phosphorus Pentoxide (P2O5)
soluble in neutral ammonium citrate and water
8.0% 3.5% P
Potassium Oxide (K2O)
soluble in water
12.0% 10.0% K
Magnesium Oxide (MgO) 2.0% 1.2% Mg
Sulphur Trioxide (SO3) 5.0% 2.0% S
Boron (B)   0.02% B
Copper (Cu)   0.02% Cu
Iron (Fe)   0.04% Fe
Manganese (Mn)   0.06% Mn
Molybdenum (Mo)   0.02% Mo
Zinc (Zn)   0.02% Zn

For further information on Compo-Expert® Basacote® Tabs, please contact a member of our technical sales team on 01952 897917.

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