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Nurture plants or seedlings with high-quality growing media

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The best growing media

Choosing the right growing media isn't always straightforward. To propagate or grow plants without soil, you'll need a growing media with the optimal pH, porosity and nutrients. Depending on the application, you may need a growing media that is lightweight.

The best growing media will allow plants to establish a healthy root system while meeting the requirements to display the plants to best advantage in hanging baskets, garden features or pots.  

At All Green, we have a range of the highest quality growing media, suitable for seedling propagation, indoor plants, or container gardens. Plus, our knowledgable staff are available to help you select the right growing media for your garden.

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Plant growth experts

Unsure which growing media is best for your needs? All Green can help. Our friendly horticulturists have experience with all types of indoor and outdoor gardens. They will be happy to share their knowledge with you.

Be inspired by our display garden as Hoppers Crossing, where you can see many different types of growing media on display. The growing media we sell are the same products that we use ourselves, so you can be confident that they will provide a healthy environment for your plants. Visit in-store for expert advice on growing media and growing plants without soil.  

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Growing media delivery

Growing media can be bulky, depending on how much you need and how you intend to use it. Whether you need a large or small amount of growing media, you don't have to worry about hauling it in your car boot.

All Green deliver growing media all over Melbourne and surrounds. Whether you need a large amount to create a rooftop garden or a small order for indoor plants or seedling propagation, we can deliver right to your door.

Once you've placed an order, it will arrive within a few business days. We'll take care of everything, so you don't have to worry. Whilst you wait for your order to arrive, you can prepare for planting!

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130 Old Geelong Rd

Hoppers Crossing

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Sunday: 10 am–3 pm

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89 Rufus St

Epping

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Saturday: 8 am–12 pm*

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Frequently asked questions

What is growing media?

Growing plants or seedlings require stability and nutrients. In nature, plants and seeds are stabilised by root systems in the soil, but it's not always practical to use soil when growing plants in containers.

Growing media is the substance used in the place of soil when growing plants in a container.

Growing media is often less bulky and heavy than soil, enabling plants to grow successfully in areas where heavy soil isn't practical. Just about any substance can act as a growing media, provided it allows anchorage for the plants, holds enough water and nutrients, permits root aeration and will remain free of pests or weeds.

What is the best growing media for ornamental plants?

The best growing media for an ornamental plant will depend on the plant characteristics and needs and the display method. All Green has a range of high quality growing media that you can use for most situations, and can provide expert advice on the best growing media for any particular plant.

What is the best growing media for indoor herbs?

Growing media for indoor herbs should be lightweight, drain freely and hold sufficient moisture. Some of the common types of growing media for herbs include:

  • Potting soil
    Potting soil is a mixture of peat moss, pine bark and perlite or vermiculite.
  • Peat moss
    Peat moss has a low pH and can retain water while also draining well. Peat moss is ideal for growing strawberries, parsley or tomatoes.
  • Coconut coir
    A natural product made from coconut husks, coconut coir is popular for growing herbs. It resists compaction or decomposition; has a neutral pH; encourages plant growth with high micronutrient content; and promotes the presence of healthy bacteria.

For more growing media and expert advice, visit the All Green nursery and speak to our friendly staff.

What growing media should I use for a balcony or rooftop garden?

The best growing media for a rooftop or balcony container garden will depend on the humidity and how much rainfall the plants will receive.

Chunk coir peat growing media is one option for rooftop gardens. This medium provides good aeration to plant root and retains moisture well over time.

Peat-based growing media blended with other materials such as bark or clay products is another lightweight option for balconies or rooftops.

For drier positions, adding compost to the growing media can help to increase water retention.

For detailed advice on how to grow plants on your rooftop or balcony, the staff at All Green can provide their extensive expertise.

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