Patent Number: 6,332,287

Title: Plant cultivation apparatus and method

Abstract: An apparatus and method for growing plants with controlled rates ofnutrient and water input. The apparatus and method includes the use of areservoir container and a basket-style growing medium container havingperforated side and bottom walls spaced inwardly from the walls of thereservoir container. The apparatus is closed by a top wall having openingsthrough which plants can grow with their roots imbedded in a growingmedium within the basket-style growing medium container. Water is providedin a reservoir below the bottom wall of the basket-style growing mediumcontainer which may have a mechanism for assisting the transfer of waterfrom the reservoir into the growing medium. Pre-selected plant nutrients(e.g., N, K) are appropriately placed in the growing medium at the time ofplanting and are used over the course of time for plant growth.

Inventors: Geraldson; Carroll M. (Brandenton, FL)


International Classification: A01G 27/00 (20060101); A01G 27/02 (20060101); A01G 025/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2014