Grow Bags at Amherst Nurseries

Amherst Nurseries has been using grow bags since 2002.
-  Initially looking for a way to reduce soil loss without growing in a container based system due to poor root  quality and expense of establishing the system
-  Grow bags fit both criteria, as less soil was needed to grow a tree vs. B&B, and root circling was eliminated
-  As we gained experience and confidence in the bags, we switched to leaf based compost in 2010, completely eliminating soil loss, decreasing product weight, and reducing fertilizer needs.
-  Compost is created on-site from our landscape division fall leaf collection.  


Young Honeylocust trees in grow bags in the nursery.