Pot-in-Pot Systems

Pot-In-Pot by Nursery Supplies has proven itself to be a very remarkable way to combine the natural advantages of field growing with the control and convenience of above-ground growing. The benefits of this type of container growing are enormous, and can be used by virtually any grower, in any area, under conditions that are dry or wet, flat or hilly, mild or harsh. Plants grow faster, labor costs are reduced, plants are healthier and harvesting can take place year round.

Pot-in-pot is used primarily by growers of large plants and trees (most commonly in #15 or #25 pots), but has been successfully used with pots as small as seven gallons.

The installation of a pot-in-pot system does necessitate higher initial costs, but in the long run growers have found that the savings they experience in production and labor expense significantly outweigh the costs.

NSI Pot-In-Pot

The pot-in-pot system is one of the best ways to grow healthier plants. Because the pot is placed in a socket in the ground, the environment the plant grows in is much easier to control - The plant won’t blow over in strong winds - the root ball will maintain better temperatures - fertilizer and water can be controlled easier - and harvesting your crop is as easy as lifting the pot out of the socket, saving your plants roots. Healthier Plants - Your customers will thank you!

As one of the originators of the Pot-in-Pot System, Nursery Supplies’ Grip-Lip containers remain the best container designs for this method of in-ground growing.


Trade Size Approx. Caliper Socket Pot Liner Pot
#7 3/4" - 1" GL2800 EG2800/2800CU
#10 1" GL4000 EG4000
#15 1 1/4" - 2" GL6900 EG6900/6900BXL
#25 2" - 2 1/2" GL10000 EG10000/10000BXL
#45 3" 18000CL 18000CL