VLOG: Growing Amazing African Violets

By: Jessie Keith

African violets seem to do best in a planting soil that has been created for them.  Plants need enough water to keep the soil moist but not soggy and Black Gold African Violet Potting Soil fulfills this requirement.  The blend of Canadian Sphagnum peat moss, compost, perlite/pumice and earthworm casting is ideal.

About Jessie Keith


Plants are the lens Jessie views the world through because they’re all-sustaining. (“They feed, clothe, house and heal us. They produce the air we breathe and even make us smell pretty.”) She’s a garden writer and photographer with degrees in both horticulture and plant biology from Purdue and Michigan State Universities. Her degrees were bolstered by internships at Longwood Gardens and the American Horticultural Society. She has since worked for many horticultural institutions and companies and now manages communications for Sun Gro Horticulture, the parent company of Black Gold. Her joy is sharing all things green and lovely with her two daughters.