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April 2018

Organics “By Gosh” Premium Potting Soil

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Prime planting season has arrived in Austin! If you plan to start a garden in pots or enclosed beds, you can help your plants thrive into the summer and beyond by using our Premium Potting Soil.

Contrary to what the name suggests, our product contains no soil. Ingredients include sustainable compost (which we make from all-local organic ingredients), perlite and coconut coir, the natural fiber extracted from coconut husks.

Its nutrient-rich composition makes potting soil an excellent growing medium for container plants. But it also has other qualities as well that make it a true garden essential.


Moisture retention


A good potting mix can help retain moisture and nutrients around plant roots. It acts as a kind of reservoir for these life-giving elements, especially within enclosed environments like pots, enclosed beds or other containers.


Natural aeration


Whether they grow in outdoor gardens or containers, plant roots need air to survive. Our Premium Potting Soil, contains perlite and coir. Their function is to lighten the potting mix, providing the airspace that prevents root rot.


Root anchorage


A good soil mix will typically settle around the roots of the plant. This is especially important for seedlings, which have small, shallow root systems. A soil mix helps hold a plant in place so that it can better withstand wind and heavy rain.


Growth enhancer


Unlike regular soil, potting soil is lightweight. This lightness allows for both water and air to always be present beneath the soil surface. This creates a healthy, balanced atmosphere that allows plant roots to thrive.


For best results, potting soils should be used in tandem with an organic fertilizer. This will ensure that your plants are receiving the nutrients they need to thrive.


We’ve built our company on an uncompromising, earth friendly philosophy. And for us, that means using local, all-natural and sustainable ingredients in all of our products, all the time – “by Gosh!”



Six Benefits of Flower & Garden Plus!

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Planting season is upon us!

Spring is here. It’s the perfect time to plant anything from vegetables and herbs to flowers, trees and shrubs.


For gardening success, we recommend our ever-popular Flower and Garden Plus soil blend. Organics “By Gosh” combines humus with soil native to Austin and composts it for up to a year.


We then mix the result with our Triple Power Compost, gypsum, mineral sands and coconut coir, the fiber extracted from the husk of coconuts. The result? A product you’ll love for its many benefits.


Benefit #1: Sustainability


The product supports local biology while locally sourced organic waste materials helps Austin achieve its zero waste goals. And with a lessened need for materials transportation, we are able to create a smaller carbon footprint.


Benefit #2: Health


The composting method we use to brew Flower and Garden Plus kills pathogens. Triple Power Compost we use in the soil itself significantly enhances its overall nutrient value.


Benefit #3: Soil aeration


Our product uses gypsum, otherwise known as hydrated calcium sulfate. This gray-white mineral helps break the soil apart, which helps make soil nutrients more readily available to plants.


Benefit #4: Drainage


We also use mineral sands in our Flower in Garden Plus. These not only help promote water drainage, but add key minerals to the soil which enhances its overall richness.


Benefit #5: Moisture retention


A final ingredient extra you’ll find in our product is humus. Formed by the decomposition of leaves and other plant material, humus is excellent for improving soil water retention as well as its overall quality.


Benefit #6: Disease prevention/pest control


Because Flower and Garden Plus is made with compost, it has the benefits that compost brings to soil: these include pest control and disease suppression. So gardens produce plants that are not only healthy, but also healthier to consume.


We also make a popular Flower and Garden soil blend that leaves out the gypsum, mineral sands and humus. But why not celebrate the new season with our “plus” formula? It’s an extra organic favor for your plants that’s naturally good for the environment – “by Gosh!”