Daltons Premium Tub Mix

Daltons Premium Tub Mix is a blend of high-quality ingredients and fertilisers designed specifically for growing outdoors in large containers. Designed for use in all outdoor containers, including hanging baskets and window boxes.

  • Blended from 100% natural and renewable ingredients
  • Meets the high nutrient demands of outdoor growing for up to 10 months 
  • Contains coco fibre and bark fibre which significantly increases moisture retention
  • Contains Daltons wetting agent to increase wettability of the mix, ensuring even moisture distribution and penetration of water to the root zone
  • Guaranteed weed-free.


  • Daltons Premium Tub Mix 40L

Use a big container. Bigger is better. A larger pot or container holds moisture longer and also provides more space for the plants’ roots. The healthier the root system, the healthier your plants will be. The container must have drainage holes in the bottom to allow excess water to drain.

  1. Ensure the plant to be potted is thoroughly moist before potting.
  2. Trim any damaged or tangled roots, loosen up the root ball and clean off the top 1cm of old mix to eliminate any weeds.
  3. Partially fill a clean, free draining container with Daltons Premium Tub Mix.
  4. Place the plant in the container and adjust the mix under the plant until it is at the desired height.
  5. Fill the rest of the container to approximately 2cm from the top, gently tapping to ensure the mix distributes throughout the roots.  
  6. Water thoroughly at regular intervals, taking care not to let your container dry out completely.
  7. Make sure you have read the plant label and position your plant according to whether it requires shade or full sun.
Feeding Container Plants

The ideal nutrient supply for container growing comes from controlled release coated fertilisers which release nutrients in response to mix temperatures and moisture content. Daltons Premium Tub Mix contains these fertilisers to feed your plants for up to 10 months. For extra feeding after that period use a quality controlled release fertiliser such as Daltons Premium Goldcote and refer to container for instructions.

Garden Planting
  1. Dig hole at least 4 times the plant's pot volume and half fill with Daltons Premium Tub Mix. 
  2. Once the hole is ready for planting, de-pot the plant and soak thoroughly. 
  3. If the plant needs a stake for support this is best positioned before backfilling to prevent root injury. 
  4. Position the plant and gently backfill the hole with Daltons Premium Tub Mix. Firm down mix to the same depth as surrounding soil, or slightly above.  
  5. Water thoroughly. 

If sufficient Daltons Premium Tub Mix has been used at time of planting there will be enough nutrients supplied to establish your plant and grow through the first season. 


How much do I need?

Our volume calculator can help you to work out how may bags of the product you will need. You'll need to know:

  • Length of your garden box or area
  • Width of you garden box or area
  • How deep you're going to lay the product
  • Which product and bag sizes you want to use

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How much do I need?

You'll need to know:

  • - length of your garden box or area
  • - width of your garden box or area
  • - how deep you're going with the product
  • - which product and bag size you want to use

All composts, garden mixes & lawn soils will settle when spread and watered so we recommend allowing for around 5-10% compaction when ordering

Conversion of 6 x 4ft trailer load to cubic metres:

1 x trailer load= 0.7 cubic metres
1 1/2 x trailer loads= 1 cubic metre
3 x trailer loads= 2 cubic metres
4 1/2 x trailer loads= 3 cubic metres

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"Daltons Premium Tub Mix is the perfect growing media for growing a wide variety of plants in outdoor containers, including hanging baskets. With its quality blend of ingredients and full complement of fertilisers, your plants will have the very best growing conditions. And as it’s manufactured by Daltons, quality and performance are assured."

Where to buy:
Daltons Premium Tub Mix can be purchased from*
*Stores are indicative only. Please phone stores for confirmation of availability.