Cultivate’20 Virtual

Sun Gro and Black Gold will attend the free Cultivate’20 Virtual presented by American Hort. It will be held online from July 13 to July 16, 2020. Visit our virtual 3D exhibit booth, enjoy seeing many speakers, take part in virtual networking events, and lots of educational opportunities. It promises to be a truly exciting online event for the green industry. Don’t miss it!

“For nearly 100 years, Cultivate has been known as THE event for every segment of the green industry. As the source of best practices, new plant varieties, and product innovation, Cultivate’20 Virtual is the place to network with old colleagues and meet new ones.”

Can You Recommend the Best Soils For My House Plants?

Best Soils For My House Plants

“I recently purchased a few house plants and would like to know what soil is best for them that you sell. What are the best soils for my house plants?” Question from Amanda of Leduc, Alberta, Canada

Answer: Here are our potting soil recommendations for each plant.

Aloe (Aloe spp.): Black Gold Cactus Mix – ideal for all succulents and cacti

Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus) – Black Gold Waterhold Cocoblend – holds moisture well, which is perfect for ferns

Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum spp.) – Black Gold Waterhold Cocoblend – holds moisture well, which peace lilies prefer

Money Tree (Pachira aquatica) – Black Gold All Purpose Potting Mix – has just the right balance for money tree

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) – Black Gold Cactus Mix – a potting soil with good drainage is required

Sago Palm (Cycas revoluta) – Black Gold All Purpose Potting Mix

Lavender (Lavandula spp.): Black Gold Natural & Organic Potting Mix – drains well and is OMRI Listed for edibles

I hope that this information helps!

Happy indoor gardening,

Jessie Keith

Black Gold Horticulturist

Black Gold, Growing Organically to Meet Demand

Black Gold, is growing organically to meet demand. We have added four new products to our already strong line of Black Gold that are OMRI Listed for organic gardening. These products include Black Gold Natural & Organic Ultra Coir, Black Gold® Natural & Organic Flower and Vegetable Soil, Black Gold® Natural & Organic Raised Bed & Potting Mix, and Black Gold Natural & Organic Ultra Outdoor Planting Mix. Let us help you garden better naturally and organically with Black Gold.


Black Gold® Earthworm Castings Blend

Black Gold® Earthworm Castings Blend gives gardeners a natural way to feed their soil and their plants. Enrich all of your garden plantings with fertile, nutrient-rich Black Gold® Earthworm Castings Blend. Use of to fortify vegetable gardens, containers, and flower beds. It is OMRI Listed for organic gardening, so you know that it is a safe, fertile choice for your family’s garden.

Click here for an informational pdf.

Black Gold® Perlite

We process premium Black Gold® Perlite for horticultural use, so it can be used and enjoyed by the everyday gardener. Use it as a potting soil amendment to increase the porosity and drainage of mixes, or use it alone to propagate plant cuttings. Black Gold® Perlite is also OMRI Listed® for organic gardening, so amend your favorite potting mixes with confidence.

Click here for an informational pdf.

January: MANTS 2020

Check us out at Booth 242!

Black Gold and Sun Gro Horticulture will be at The 2020 Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), The Masterpiece of Trade Shows. Now in its 50th year, this business-related trade show for the horticulture industry hosts nearly 1000 exhibiting companies and supports over 11,000 annual registrants. The huge event covers over 300,000 square feet at the Baltimore Convention Center. It will be held from January 8-10, 2020.

True Value 2019 Fall Reunion

Booths 2166 & 2167

Come out and see us at the True Value 2019 Fall Reunion held in Chicago, Illinois from October 3-6, 2019. Sun Gro’s premium retail brands of potting mixes and amendments, including Black Gold, Fafard, and Sunshine, can be found at True Value Hardware stores across the country. Customers ask for our products by name.

Come out and see all of the new products and services that Sun Gro has to offer your business in 2020. Let us help you and your customers grow!

Do It Best Fall Market 2019

Meet us at Booth 4768!

Sun Gro Horticulture will be promoting its retail potting soil, and amendment brands, Black Gold, Fafard, and Sunshine at the Do It Best 2019 Fall Market held from October 18-21, 2019 at the Indiana Convention Center, in Indianapolis, Indiana. We have lots of new products and services available in 2020, so come by and see us!