Planted Passion Pty Ltd purchased Springall Nursery in 2019!
Planted Passion is a WA family-run company with three business units servicing the agricultural sector - Planted Passion Plant Farm, Planted Passion Produce and Planted Passion Agriculture.
Our produce and seedlings make us a Protected Cropping (greenhouse) venture, which sets us apart in Manjimup and Western Australia
Protected cropping is growing horticultural crops within or under shelter - usually greenhouse or glass structures which provide and enable modified growing conditions (notably adverse weather), and protection from pests.
Crops are mostly grown in artificial media (e.g Hydroponic or Grow Bags) BUT at Planted Passion, we grow directly in the soil with nutrients supplied through irrigation systems and by hand.
The Australian protected cropping industry is considered an emerging industry in Western Australia with most locations found in Geraldton and Carnarvon. However, it is a high-product value sectors in New South Wales.
Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) research indicated the indoor cropping sector is worth around $1.8 billion at the farm gate per annum, equivalent to 20% of the value of total vegetable and cut flower production in Australia.
Photos: Tristan McKenzie / @t.r.i.s.m