Nurserymen know trees, plants and shrubs planted in pots that are buried in the ground stand up to winter winds and cold temperatures better than those in above-ground pots. GK Machine’s Pot-in-Pot Planter helps get those pots in and out of the ground fast and efficiently.
Nursery pots are set in the ground and liner pots containing the plants are inserted, making a double pot system that prevents rooting out into the soil. The pots are recessed in the ground, preventing blow-over and protecting the roots from extreme temperatures. The liner pots get pulled and sold with the plant; the outside socket pots are then replanted with a new crop.
- Compared to field grown trees, pot-in-pot requires more labor and greater investment at planting, but provides labor and equipment savings at harvest, 20-25% savings per year.
- Pot-in-pot production increases availability of fresh, high quality stock anytime during the growing season providing a steady supply of fresh plants for market all season.
- More root mass is harvested and transplanted when trees are grown in containers or in-ground fabric containers than when produced as B and B stock.
The design of the GK Pot-in-Pot Planter is a result of many hours of collaboration with growers, nurserymen, and field engineers to produce a safe and economical solution for potting trees, shrubs and plants.