Magic Germination Mix



*Please note you may receive this product in our new packaging different to the pictured.


Our Magic Germination mix is a lightweight, fine blend that creates the perfect environment for seeds to sprout.

Formulated with a no-waste philosophy to make every seed count, our mix boasts a high germination rate. (See our Basil seed trials)

This blend is made with coir, a renewable product made from coconut. Our coir has been specially chosen for its inherent organic benefits and its consistency to achieve germination results.

Vegan Option
The Vegan option is only suitable to use as a standalone mix for the early stages of seedling life (up to 3 weeks after sprouting). Also suitable to root cuttings.

Choose the vegan option if you want to add your own vegan fertiliser or if you are a vegan gardener and the seedlings will be replanted in the garden after germination.

100% Vegan.

Hero Ingredients

Organic Coir: The essential foundation to create an aerated soil base.

To learn about the ingredients we use in our very own mixes and what they do, check out our Soil Ingredients.

Good To Know

Cruelty-free: Made without blood, bone or fish fertiliser. Learn more in The Study.

Planthood vs Bunnings Potting Mix: Ever bought potting mix from Bunnings before? Yes, we all have! Why Planthood?

: Not sure how to repot? Take a look at our Very Useful Repotting Guide.


How much soil do I need for my pot?

Size Guide

880ml = 2x 9cm diameter pots OR 1x 12cm pot

2.8L = 4x 11cm diameter pots OR 1x 18cm pot

6L = 9x 10cm diameter pots OR 1x 23cm pot

If your pots are more deep than wide, we suggest going a size up.

What makes your potting mix so powerful?

We tailor the mix to specific types of plants. It's a practice taken out of the professional grower's rulebook. Our formulas reflect a plant’s place of origin and mimic qualities of drainage, aeration and nutrients so your plant feels right at home, in your home.

What's the difference between cruelty-free, chemical-free and vegan soils?

Whilst these concepts are still emerging, here is our take:

Cruelty-free Soil: Free from blood, bone or fish fertilisers, or anything that comes from the slaughterhouse.

Chemical-free Soil: Free from chemicals.

Vegan Soil: Contains no animal or animal derivatives. For example, worm castings are not strictly vegan (but debatable).

Our Super Soil line is cruelty-free and chemical-free, while our Vegan Soil is cruelty-free and vegan.

Do you sell your soil in bigger sizes?

Yes. However, due to the high costs of shipping bulk soil we haven’t made larger sizes a mainstream offering.

If you are after a custom size over 15L, simply contact us for a quote.

How long can I store your soil?

If kept in a cool, dry and dark place then you can store the soil for 12 months. Place bag in a sealed vessel to keep insects out.

You can still use the soil after 12 months, but the potent nutrients do break down over time, so we just suggest adding more nutrients (e.g. extra worm castings) before use if it sits on the shelf longer than that.

Your Positive Impact

by using this potting mix includes

Reducing CO2 emissions by going peat-free

Saying no to animal fertilisers (fish, blood & bone)

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Reviewed by Michelle B.
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Seedling success!

Not sure if related, but my seedlings have sprouted a week earlier than expected, so I give 5 stars to this mix! :D

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Planthood Australia

Awesome! Having the right soil is absolutely paramount to getting seeds to sprout so we are super pleased for you that they sprouted early!

Reviewed by Katie H.
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Great quality soil!

Really happy with this product. I got the vegan magic germination mix to grow all my seeds before planting them in the garden and they love it. The soil just looks so nutritious and fresh when pouring from the bag and my latest bean seedlings have been thriving. Will definitely be getting again.

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Planthood Australia

Thank you Katie! We're so glad our mix helped your bean seedlings thrive!