04173097 is referenced by 41 patents and cites 23 patents.

This invention relates in general to improved containers for the growth of plants which provide a better environment for the plant roots, and hence improved plant growth, by providing a better balance between the water and gaseous contents of the growing media. This is achieved through the use of indentations in the bottom and/or side(s) of the container, thereby, (1) increasing the surface area of the part of the container in contact with the growing media, (2) reducing the average distance a molecule must diffuse in the growing media from roots before encountering a media-air interface (and vice versa) and (3) reducing th proportion of relatively water saturated growing media in the container.

Container with raised indentations for aeration and drainage
Application Number
Publication Number
Application Date
September 14, 1977
Publication Date
November 6, 1979
George L Staby
1170 Slade Ave., Columbus, 43220
Millard Cox & Smith
A01G 9/02
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