Sunshine® Professional Growing Products
First produced in the 1980s, Sunshine® mixes are peat-based blends with various combinations of perlite or vermiculite. Depending upon the specific formulation, the mixes may include dolomitic lime, nutrients and a wetting agent. Various soilless mix aggregates such as perlite and vermiculite are also sold under the Sunshine label. We also provide pure Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss, for growers who like to mix their own, or we can create a custom blend to perfectly match your growing needs.
Sunshine products are produced under the industry's highest quality standards and designed to meet the unique needs of the crops growers produce while fitting into their flow of operations. They are offered in either compressed or loose-fill packaging in a variety of sizes, from the easy-to-handle 3.8 cubic foot bale to the economy-sized Big Shots or Sun Tower.
Using a high-quality mix like Sunshine Tobacco Mix LT5 will get your tobacco plants off to the right start. LT5 can help assure the production of robust plugs, which will lead to a healthy, robust, and profitable crop in the field. Ready to Gro.
Sunshine® Mix #1 / Fafard®-1P
The most versatile and popular professional mix we offer, Sunshine® Mix #1/Fafard®-1P is recommended for the production of a wide variety of container-grown crops, from vegetables to bedding plants and cuttings. It offers a good balance of sphagnum peat moss, perlite and nutrients that professional growers rely on year after year. (Sunshine #1/Fafard-1P now have a dual label.)
Sunshine® Mix #3
Formulated for all your propagation needs, Sunshine® Mix #3 is designed for germinating seeds and for other propagation applications. It contains a specially screened, shorter-fiber peat. Ready to Gro.
Sunshine® Mix #2
Sunshine® Mix #2 can be used for the same general uses as Sunshine® Mix #1, but no starter nutrient charge has been added, allowing growers to have complete control over fertilization. Ready to Gro.
Sunshine® Mix #4
Recommended where high air capacity and fast drainage are needed, Sunshine® Mix #4 is ideal for growing crops during winter months, with water and salt sensitive crops, or where frequent leaching is required. Ready to Gro.
Sunshine® Mix #5
Sunshine® Mix #5 is designed to enhance root development in the propagation of ornamental and vegetable transplants. Ready to Gro.
Sunshine® Mix #6
Formulated for growers who prefer to add their own aggregate, Sunshine ® Mix #6 contains no aggregate, and requires the addition of your choice of aggregate such as bark, perlite or vermiculite. Ready to Gro.
Sunshine® Mix #7
Polymer gel holds available water near the roots, making Sunshine® Mix #7 an excellent mix for plants needing frequent watering or receiving less-than-ideal care once they leave the greenhouse. Ready to Gro.
Sunshine® Mix #8 / Fafard®-2
Sunshine® Mix #8/Fafard®-2 is an all-purpose formula with vermiculite and perlite, which makes it suitable for growing a wide variety of plants. Ready to Gro. (Sunshine® Mix #8 / Fafard-2 now share a dual label.)
High in horticultural grade vermiculite and perlite, Sunshine® MVP is the perfect choice for plant propagation and the culture of bedding plants, potted plants and hanging baskets. Ready to Gro.
Sunshine® VP (Metro-Mix® 250)
High in horticultural grade vermiculite and perlite, Sunshine® VP (Metro-Mix® 250)is just like Sunshine® MVP but contains less perlite and more vermiculite. It is a good choice for plant propagation and the culture of bedding plants, potted plants and hanging baskets.
Sunshine® #1 Natural & Organic
The most versatile natural and organic professional mix that growers use to grow a wide variety of crops. Sunshine® #1 Natural & Organic is OMRI Listed® blend that offers a good balance of peat moss and coarse perlite that professional growers rely on year after year. Ready to Gro.
Sunshine® #3 Natural & Organic
Sunshine® #3 Natural & Organic the organic grower’s choice for seed propagation. The OMRI Listed® mix has a shorter fiber peat than our other mixes. Ready to Gro.
Sunshine® #4 Natural & Organic
Sunshine #4 Natural & Organic is an OMRI-Listed® mix recommended where high air capacity and fast drainage are needed during winter months, with water and salt sensitive crops, or where frequent leaching is required. Ready to Gro.
Sunshine® #5 Natural & Organic
Sunshine ® Mix #5 Natural & Organic is an OMRI Listed® blend designed to enhance root development in ornamental and vegetable transplant plugs. Ready to Gro.
Sunshine® Peat Moss Grower Grade Blue
Sunshine® Peat Moss Grower Grade Blue (Special Coarse), is our most fibrous professional peat moss. Visually, it is a chunky peat with a very high air capacity. It is suitable for the production of orchids, azaleas, camellias, bulbs, or when a highly porous peat is required for large containers or in-ground plantings. This peat has limited availability.
Sunshine® Peat Moss Grower Grade Green
Sunshine Peat Moss Grower Grade Green is a screened, short-fiber professional peat moss recommended for any situation when a fine growing medium is required. It is most often used in the golf course construction trade, for mushroom production, seed starting, and plug production.
Sunshine® Peat Moss Grower Grade Orange
Grower Grade Orange is less fibrous than Grower Grade White. It is used throughout the greenhouse trade for vegetable and forestry seedling production, plant production, mushroom production and for mixing your own media.
Sunshine® Peat Moss Grower Grade White
The most popular peat moss in our professional line, Grower Grade White has a fibrous consistency that improves aeration and increases drainage to promote plant root development. It is used throughout the greenhouse trade for the production of vegetables, flowering plants, and mushrooms as well as flat, larger pot, and hanging basket production.
Used to improve the drainage and aeration of growing media, Sunshine Perlite is a porous, lightweight, expanded volcanic rock. Its high porosity makes it a good aggregate in potting and germination mixes.
Sunshine® Horticultural Vermiculite
A naturally occurring mineral, vermiculite is highly absorbent, lightweight and an essential part of many soilless growing mixes. In addition to increasing mix water-holding capacity, its high CEC helps retain nutrients.
Sunshine® Redi-earth Plug & Seedling
Sunshine Redi-earth Plug & Seedling (REPS) Mix is designed for a wide variety of propagation applications as well as a growing medium for small containers and small propagule types. Ready to Gro.
Sunshine® Mix #15 / Fafard®-15
This multi-purpose formulation is the mix that expert growers select for the production of a wide variety of crops. Ready to Gro! (Sunshine® Mix #15 / Fafard®-15 now share a dual label.)