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DIY Root tabs question

Hey there, live in Newfoundland Canada currently and I can't really find any osmocote or dynamite fertilizer products. The closest that I have found locally are:
Miracle gro tomato & vegetable 9-4-12
Smartcote 14-14-14(Hanging basket plant)
Shake n feed 19-6-12(same as regular osmocote)

Would any of these work for DIY root tabs? What about a mixture of 2 different ones? I've read of people using the tomato and vege one before.
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I have been using a product called Vigoro. They are pellets. I put a small pinch in an ice tray with a very small amount of water and freeze them. I then use those for pellets. I guess the key is to make sure the pellets don't contain anything that would be particularly harmful to you specific stock. I dont know a ton about the specific nutrient breakdown to tell you what to look for or avoid.
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if shake and feed is same as osmocote i would use that


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if shake and feed is same as osmocote i would use that
Only problem is it doesn't have micronutrients like Osmocote + does, thats why the tomato one was appealing since it has the micronutrients.
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Aquatic plants need a lot of N, little of P, and moderate amounts of K. Shake n Feed looks better than the tomato. But it really doesn't matter as either should work. Put them in an ice cube tray, freeze, then stick then in the substrate.
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