Plant Big with SSA Rain Forest Blend


Agaves, small palms, ornamental grasses and trailing silvery Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’ are all great candidates for large container plantings for porch and patio.

Large poolside, patio and garden containers need the right potting mix to flourish. Good mixes for outdoor growing are heavier, to keep pots from falling over, and provide a balance of porosity and water retention. Sunshine Advanced Rain Forest Blend is just one of those mixes. Not only does it provide good nutrition naturally, with quality organics such as worm castings, alfalfa meal, and kelp meal, but it also maintains good weight and growing characteristics with its blend of coconut coir, fine bark and compost. Best of all, each bag contains a multi-species blend of endomycorrhizae to enhance root development and plant vigor.

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What is Hydro-Style Growing?

Baby Plants Growing IndoorsGrowing, just like everything, goes through changes. As science reveals more about successful plant production, more improved growing products continue to become available to the grower. Take, for example, Sunshine Advanced (SSA) hydro-style gardening soils. Whether you’re growing indoors or out, these exceptional mixes do more to nurture plants down below, encouraging good growth at the roots.

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What are Mycorrhizae?

Hyphae penetrate and/or surround plant roots enabling better nutrient and water uptake.

Hyphae penetrate and/or surround plant roots enabling better nutrient and water uptake.

The word mycorrhizae (pronounced my-cor-rye-zay) refers to fungi that form mutually beneficial relationships with plants. These fungi grow either inside of a plant’s roots (endomycorrhizae) or attach to the root surface (ectomycorrhizae). Mycorrhizae benefit host plants by penetrating and/or surrounding their roots with fungal hyphae (fine, root-like structures) that branch out into the soil, helping the plants better absorb nutrients and water. In turn, the plants feed the mycorrhizal fungi. It’s a win-win all around! Continue reading “What are Mycorrhizae?”

Bring Sunshine Advanced to Your Local Hydro Store!

ssa-compCan’t find Sunshine Advanced® or other Sun Gro products at your local hydro store or garden center? Interested in carrying Sunshine Advanced? Then please email us at We will work with you to find a solution!

Sunshine Advanced® products are quickly moving beyond the Western United States to a hydroponics store near you. And it’s easy to see why. Sun Gro has production locations and distributors all across North America, so we can provide the best product to our customers from regional hubs. What’s more, many of our products are OMRI Listed andVeriflora Certified, so you can feel confident that you are growing with the best.

Want to be part of the action? Then request our top-quality growing products today!

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