Masatoshi Ishikawa, Kunio Mizuno: Floating island with water-purifying effect, plant-cultivation bag and method for purifying water. Inoac Corporation, Dia Corporation, Ishikawasangyo Yugenkaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, September 1, 1998: US05799440 (19 worldwide citation)

A floating island with a water-purifying effect of the present invention has a floating body and an agent container. The floating body includes a planter made of a foamed resin, soil contained in the planter and plants planted in the soil. A plurality of openings are provided in the bottom of the pl ...

Shizuka Akagi: Hydroponic culture system. Q P Corporation, Rosen Dainow & Jacobs, October 30, 1990: US04965962 (18 worldwide citation)

A hydroponic culture system comprising an angle panel having a plurality of holes for supporting plants with roots projecting through the holes, and a hydroponic solution feeding means comprising a hydroponic solution spraying means for supplying a hydroponic solution onto the roots of the plants an ...

Alec G Sparkes: Plant cultivation method and apparatus. Perifleur Products, Lucas & Just, May 14, 1996: US05515648 (17 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to the propagation and growing of plants, and particularly concerns an apparatus for growing large numbers of plants in a small area, with optimized use of available and artificial light, and to reduce the effect of plants competing for light.

Shih Ming Huang: Floatable plant cultivation device. Rosenberg Klein & Lee, January 18, 2005: US06843021 (17 worldwide citation)

A floatable plant cultivation device includes a plurality of hollow floatable parts and each floatable part has a pot engaged with a first passage in a center of the floatable part. The pot receives a plant therein. The multiple floatable parts are connected with each other by a plurality of connect ...

Takashi Adachi, Takafumi Ishii, Hidemasa Hidaka: Plant cultivation method. Meiji Seika Kaisha, Sughrue Mion Zinn Macpeak & Seas, December 31, 1996: US05588254 (17 worldwide citation)

A method for cultivating plants comprises using a plant growth accelerating oligosaccharide obtained by decomposing a polysaccharide.

Chao Chang Shih, Shu Yen Peng Shih: Plant cultivation device. Charles E Baxley, June 25, 2002: US06408570 (17 worldwide citation)

A plant cultivation device includes a plate having a top edge, a lower edge and two ends, wherein the two ends are connected with each other so as to form a tubular object in which medium is filled. A plurality of holes are defined therethrough and young plants are planted in the medium via the hole ...

Giampiero Fidotti: Container for the cultivation of plants. Sughrue Mion PLLC, February 6, 2007: US07171783 (16 worldwide citation)

A container (1) for the cultivation of plants is described, the container (1) comprising an inner container (2) for housing a plant cultivation medium (C), an outer container (3) fixed around the inner container (2) and provided with a bottom wall (5) arranged at a predetermined distance (df) from t ...

Hanging plant device. Howgill L, Howgill M, September 9, 1981: GB2070403-A (16 worldwide citation)

The invention provides a hanging plant cultivation container comprising a vertical backsheet 11 supporting a vertical series of pockets thereon to contain plants and means 17, 34 for irrigating the plants in the pockets.

Blake Whisenant: Plant cultivation apparatus and method. Cushman Darby & Cushman, June 11, 1996: US05524387 (14 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for conserving water and reducing labor in growing plants, particularly commercially grown tomatoes and cucumbers. The invention includes a reservoir container assembly and an arch support structure. The reservoir container assembly comprises a reservoir container capable of ...

Larry Austin Ware: Plant growth unit. Graybeal Jackson Haley, November 12, 2002: US06477805 (14 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to the field of plant growth units, and more particularly pertains to an apparatus for plant cultivation which conserves horizontal space and utilizes vertical space, while providing for the growth of plants which are cultivated in an indoor environment. The plant growt ...