Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 13, 2008
InventHelp®, America's leading inventor service company, announces that one of its clients, an inventor from Hatfield, England, has designed an outdoor plant pot with a built-in irrigation system. This invention is patented.
The "Self-Watering Hanging Basket" could hold water and distribute it evenly through the plant pot. The invention could eliminate the guesswork involved with watering potted plants, which could prevent over- or under-watering the plants. The device could help flowering and vine-type plants thrive and stay healthy. The unit would be producible in hanging or freestanding versions.
The Self-Watering Hanging Basket would consist of UV-resistant plastic. The tubular watering system would measure approximately 30 cm tall and 20 cm in diameter. The bottom of the tube would be sealed to retain dirt. At least eight 3 cm holes would be drilled through sides of the tube at various locations. Holes would allow flowering or vine-like plants to grow from within the tube once it has been filled with soil. Three smaller, equidistant holes drilled through the perimeter of the unit (around its top) would allow for the attachment of a three-sectioned chain-and-hook configuration for hanging the unit. The interior would contain a small central pipe, which would extend upward from the bottom. The internal pipe would have a sealed bottom and open top and also feature holes drilled through its sides (this pipe section would extend upward beyond the rim of the planter, to allow for easy watering.) A user would first fill the larger pipe with potting soil. Flower or vine seedlings would then be placed into the soil at various depths through the holes on the unit's exterior, as well as into the soil at the top. A user may then hang the planter from a hook or place it on a flat outdoor surface. Watering the plants would involve pouring water into the central interior pipe section. Water would eventually seep through the holes in the pipe and dispense into the soil at various heights. This would, in turn, cause plants to grow through holes on the unit and out of its top. As plants grow, the owner may continue watering them in the same manner.
InventHelp® is attempting to submit the invention to companies for review. If substantial interest is expressed, the company will attempt to negotiate for a sale or royalties for the inventor. For more information, telephone Dept. 01-UK-7796 at (800) 851-6030. Learn more about InventHelp® and their Invention Submission services at http://press.inventhelp.com.