Black Gold is one of the best potting soils that we carry and use here in the nursery.
Silicon is naturally occurring and is the second most abundant element in the earth’s crust, so all plants may take up silicon from the soil. Even caliche has silicon in it. Not to be confused with silicone, the product we make cooking utensils with, silicon helps plants build strong cell walls. Stronger cell walls mean thicker stems, healthier root systems, less water loss and increased drought tolerance. Just over all tougher plants. It has always been in the dirt but not in potting soil.
What are the benefits of Resilience-enhanced mixes?
Time and time again, research at Universities, in commercial grower trials and at the Sun Gro Discovery Center, supports significant and dramatic positive results with Resilience. Trials have shown that plants grown in silicon-enriched mixes have the following advantages:
Better root growth for increased nutrient uptake and support
Earlier flowering for more attractive plants, faster
Increased stem diameter for stronger plants and reduced breakage
Longer time before wilt for increased shelf life
I have been using Black Gold for years! Flowers love it and last longer into the summer than usual. Tomatoes and pepper grow faster and produce more than I know what to do with. My yellow pear tomato got 4' tall and was loaded with tomatoes all summer in full sun! I was even nice enough to share with the birds!
We carry black gold in several different types, the All-Purpose Potting Soil, Natural and Organic. Stop in for soil today and pick up a coupon for a 3$ back mail in rebate!