Title:
Briquette for growing of plants
United States Patent 3375607


Abstract:
A briquette for growing plants comprises a hard compressed growth medium expansible by the addition of water and having an expansible shape-retaining means which retains the shape of the briquette for handling purposes. The growth medium may comprise peat moss, or soil to which a mixture of dry sodium bicarbonate and citric acid has been added. The shape-retaining means may comprise a nylon sleeve extending around the growth medium and compressed therewith. Alternatively peat moss may be mixed with a binder so that the peat moss particles are glued together. In a further embodiment the peat moss is mixed with a synthetic resin which can be foamed by blowing agents or the resin and peat moss can be beaten to a foam wherein the pores are filled with peat moss.



Inventors:
Odd, Melvold
Application Number:
US60799067A
Publication Date:
04/02/1968
Filing Date:
01/09/1967
Assignee:
Kox, Ind ME.
Primary Class:
Other Classes:
47/86
International Classes:
A01G9/10
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