BK55* – Peat/Bark based growing medium
PRO-MIX BK55 is a medium-weight growing medium designed for the cultivation of long-term greenhouse crops and perennials grown outdoors. The combination of processed southern pine bark, sphagnum peat moss and perlite makes for a good air/water balance. The high percent of bark adds weight, which is perfect for growers looking for container stability.
*Exclusive to Eastern United States
- Potted flowering plants
- Plug & Germination
- High drainage, low water retention
- High container stability
- For medium to large size containers and pots
- For a wide range of crop types and container sizes
- Suitable for both greenhouse and nursery production
Advice from our specialist
PRO-MIX BK55 contains 55% processed bark, Canadian Sphagnum peat moss and perlite and is slightly heavier and has a coarser texture, suitable for large greenhouse containers, garden mums and perennials grown outdoors.
Our PRO-MIX peat-bark based blends contain various amounts of partially composted and aged southern pine bark to provide low water retention, high drainage, good air porosity and added bulk density for container stability.
Horticulture Specialist Troy Buechel talks about the sphagnum peat moss ingredient used in our PRO-MIX professional growing media and its benefits for your crops.
SPHAGNUM PEAT MOSS (30%)
Canadian Sphagnum peat moss is a natural, organic matter that comes from a peat bog. This primary resource is carefully harvested by vacuum harvesters. Peat moss comes in various fibrosity and levels of decomposition. Once carefully graded, peat moss assures that qualities of each grade are optimized for based on grower and uses for a final product reaching high quality requirements.
PROCESSED SOUTHERN PINE BARK (55%)
PRO-MIX BK25, BK55 and NCX are formulated with processed, aged yellow pine bark from the forests of the mid-Atlantic region of the US. This pine bark is screened, partially composted and aged to produce a coarse base ingredient for blending PRO-MIX growing media to add bulk density, drainage and air-porosity.
Perlite is an alumino-silicate ore of volcanic origin. The raw ore is crushed, graded and screened in various particle sizes. Perlite has a high total-porosity and improves drainage and air porosity.
Used to adjust pH to optimum range. Also a source of Calcium and Magnesium.
A wetting agent is a substance that reduces the surface tension of water, allowing water to penetrate and uniformly wet growing media.
Documents and specifications
|Code||Size (Regional availability may vary)||Units per pallet||Weight|
|5028055RG||2.8 cu ft Loose||48||50 - 60 lb|
|5060055RG||60 cu ft Loose||2||1100 - 1300 lb|
|Also available in bulk|
|Size (Regional availability may vary)||2.8 cu ft Loose|
|Units per pallet||48|
|Weight||50 - 60 lb|
|Size (Regional availability may vary)||60 cu ft Loose|
|Units per pallet||2|
|Weight||1100 - 1300 lb|
|Size (Regional availability may vary)||Also available in bulk|
|Units per pallet|