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The present invention aims at providing the water-storing tray for the plant cultivation mat, with the concomittant objects of ameliorating the water irrigation function in the plant cultivation mat as well as of facilitating control of the water content in the soil. An additional object is to much more stabilize the plant cultivating arrangement as a whole on the mat laying surface. Disclosed is a water-storing tray for plant cultivation mat, which is characterized in that a linkage part having a substantially hook-shape in its cross-section and a large breadth on its upper surface is provided externally on the upper end part of at least one side wall of the water-storing tray, and a linkage part having a substantially hook-shape in its cross-section and a small breadth on its upper surface is provided externally on the upper end part of the other side wall. It is preferable that the side end part of the linkage part at the required location is cut out, and the upper surface of the linkage part having a large breadth on its upper surface is brought to a level higher than the upper surface of the linkage part having the small breadth on its upper surface. Further, the inside of the water-storing tray should preferably be defined into a plurality of water storage cells, and a concaved groove be formed at the required location of the upper end part of the side wall. Desired water-storing trays are selected from among the abovementioned water-storing trays, and the linkage part having the large breadth on its upper surface and the linkage part having the small breadth on its upper surface are mutually engaged to be arranged continuously on the mat laying surface.

Title
Water-storing tray for plant cultivation mat and arrangement thereof
Application Number
9/317623
Publication Number
6253487 (B1)
Application Date
May 25, 1999
Publication Date
July 3, 2001
Inventor
Shinji Uchida
Toride
US
Takaharu Yoshioka
Sagamihara
US
Kazuo Kumura
Yamato
US
Minoru Yoshida
Yamato
US
Agent
Armstrong Westerman Hattori McLeland & Naughton
US
Assignee
Kyodo Ky Tec
US
IPC
A01G 1/00
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