Will Houseplants Grow in Your Outdoor Mixes?

Hi! I just got done repotting my houseplants only to realize that I used indoor outdoor vegetable/flower mix instead of all purpose potting mix. Will this hurt my house plants? Anything I can do to rebalance the soil? Thanks!” Question from Jessica of Bend, Oregon

Answer: You are in luck! The outdoor Black Gold Natural & Organic Flower and Vegetable Soil will support your houseplants and encourage good growth. There are a few differences between the mixes, but both are good for potted plants. Please note the characteristic differences below. Our Black Gold All-Purpose Potting Mix has more nutrients to feed plants for up to 6 months, while the outdoor mix is high in organic matter to support good growth. I recommend you invest in a good quality fertilizer for houseplants to feed your plants, as the Black Gold All Purpose Potting Mix would have done. Water-soluble fertilizer or slow-release fertilizer will work to feed your plants, depending on how often you want to feed them. The type of fertilizer will depend on the plants you are growing.

Happy gardening,

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.

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