Tag Archive: Perlite

  1. Sunshine Advanced Ultra Coir Tech Talk – Updated

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    TECH TALK: ULTRA COIR PREMIUM COCONUT COIR BLEND

    For growers who want to learn and get the most out of SSA products, we’ve developed a series of Tech Talk articles. These articles cover the details of each blend as well as FAQs we get from growers. Don’t see your question answered here? Feel free to ask our experts any question you may have in the comments section below. Enjoy!

    PRODUCT PURPOSE
    Sunshine Advanced Ultra Coir was designed specifically for growing indoor and outdoor foliage crops, vegetables, herbs and other consumable crops. Highly recommended for indoor use with crops that need a lot of water, although close monitoring of water retention is important to make sure they do not get too much water. If using outdoors, containers need to be heavy so that they will not blow over in windy situations.

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  2. Sunshine Advanced Growing Mix 4 Tech Talk – Updated

    Sunshine Advanced Growing Mix #4 - Tech Talk

    TECH TALK: SUNSHINE ADVANCED GROWING MIX #4

    For those growers who want to go deeper, who want to learn even more about our products and how to get the most out of them, we’ve developed a series of Tech Talk articles that delve into the nitty-gritty details of Growing Mix #4 and some of the frequently asked questions we get from growers.

    Sunshine Advanced Growing Mix 4 is meticulously formulated with earth-friendly ingredients from a company committed to sustainable practices to meet the needs of professionals. It’s so easy to use that even beginning gardeners can achieve success. Whether you’ve got tomatoes in containers on your deck or an entire herb garden indoors under lights, Sunshine Advanced will help you grow a bountiful harvest. It’s easy to use, advanced formulations are always consistent and take the guesswork out of growing.

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  3. Sunshine Advanced Growing Mix #4: How It’s Made

    Beginning with carefully selected ingredients and formulated by a team of professional horticulturists, the Sunshine Advanced Growing Mix #4 is made from high quality raw materials and provides an ideal growing mix for your indoor and outdoor growing needs.

    The foundation of the growing mix is Canadian Sphagnum peat moss, sustainably harvested from carefully managed bogs in rural Canada. The peat moss is screened to remove large clumps and sticks and is blended with horticultural grade perlite and coir (a by-product of the coconut industry). Peat moss reduces the leaching of nutrients from the growing mix allowing them to release slowly over time. Perlite keeps air spaces open while coir combined with peat allows good water retention. This provides a balance of air and water that results in good root growth and the foundation for good stem and flower growth. Dolomitic lime, a starter organic fertilizer, mycorrhizae and an organic wetting agent are added to complete the mix. Lime adjusts the pH for optimum fertilizer availability; the starter organic fertilizer helps transplants establish; mycorrhizae assists in fertilizer uptake and the organic wetting agent helps peat moss absorb water better. Read the full article »

  4. Sunshine Advanced Growing Mix #4: How It's Made

    Beginning with carefully selected ingredients and formulated by a team of professional horticulturists, the Sunshine Advanced Growing Mix #4 is made from high quality raw materials and provides an ideal growing mix for your indoor and outdoor growing needs.

    The foundation of the growing mix is Canadian Sphagnum peat moss, sustainably harvested from carefully managed bogs in rural Canada. The peat moss is screened to remove large clumps and sticks and is blended with horticultural grade perlite and coir (a by-product of the coconut industry). Peat moss reduces the leaching of nutrients from the growing mix allowing them to release slowly over time. Perlite keeps air spaces open while coir combined with peat allows good water retention. This provides a balance of air and water that results in good root growth and the foundation for good stem and flower growth. Dolomitic lime, a starter organic fertilizer, mycorrhizae and an organic wetting agent are added to complete the mix. Lime adjusts the pH for optimum fertilizer availability; the starter organic fertilizer helps transplants establish; mycorrhizae assists in fertilizer uptake and the organic wetting agent helps peat moss absorb water better. Read the full article »