Insights and Innovations

Sunshine® Black Bear™ Indoor & Outdoor Potting Mix – a New Climate Conscious Growing Mix™ (Patent Pending)


Black Bear™ is Pure Carbon that is Captured & Stored in this potting mix preventing the carbon release into our atmosphere. It’s important to note that the effectiveness of biochar in potting mixes can vary depending on the source. Our Black Bear™ is made from safe, clean wood sources such as sawmill and lumber residuals that would otherwise be burned or sent to landfills polluting our atmosphere.  Our Black Bear™ is produced through pyrolysis. This process exposes the wood to high temperatures in a low-oxygen environment driving off volatiles and creating pure carbon. The process produces carbon that is highly stable, and excellent for long-term carbon removal.


Great for Drainage & Aeration with Indoor & Outdoor Plants

Formulated for Containers, Hanging Baskets, Window Boxes & Fabric Pots

Proven Performance with Professional Growers

Pelemix™ Coir Substrates

Pelemix takes pride in providing sustainable green solution in a world where growers and consumers demand organic and eco-friendly cultivation options.
Coco Coir (known as Coir Pith, Coco Coir, Coir Fibre, Cocos, Coir dust) is produced from the process of extracting fiber from the outer husk of coconut. Pelemix offers a range of 100% natural raw material products.

Soilless Substrate Agriculture

Troughs, bags, or pots… If you’ve been thinking about soilless production, we’ve got the mixes for you. Read about our strawberry trials and more.

Field of lettuce on agricultural farm
Hand holding soil on a sunny day

Natural and Organic

What does ‘Natural & Organic’ mean? The FDA defines ‘natural’ as a product containing nothing artificial or synthetic. Our products adhere to this definition and are further defined as being harvested or obtained from nature and/or natural sources. The term organic has two conventional meanings. First, it applies to organic products obtained from living organisms, but in a more formal sense, it refers to products bearing the OMRI Listed® seal. These products are formally reviewed and approved for organic growing by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) of Eugene, Oregon. OMRI Listed® products are produced without conventional pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or bioengineering.

Sun Gro’er Blogs

Visit our Sun Gro’er Blog for deep insight into all things horticulture. Typically authored by our experts in Technical Services, and with an archive stretching back to 2000, these articles focus on Growing Media, Crops, Usage, Characteristics, as well as the benefits of Silicon in your mix.