Growing media is a core component in any containerised production system and has the capacity to apply considerable influence upon the quality of plant stock grown. Issues such as nutritional health, water availability, plant morphology and pest and disease prevalence can all be affected by the growing media.

The development of growing media is a specialised topic, and a large number of varying inputs can be used, each with their own characteristics which can be formulated to provide the best results for particular situations.

The following resources will assist growers in furthering their understanding of growing media.