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Hydroponic Books and History

Plants have grown in our lakes and oceans from the beginning of time but, as a farming practice, many believe it started in the ancient city of Babylon. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon are believed to be the first successful attempts to grow plants hydroponically.

Along the Nile, hieroglyphic records dating back several hundred years BC describe the growing of plants in water, without soil. Before the time of Aristotle, Theophrastus (327-287 BC) undertook various experiments in crop nutrition. Botanical studies by Dioscorides date back to the first century A.D.

In the 11th century, The Aztecs of Central America, a nomadic tribe that was driven onto the marshy shore of Lake Tenochtitlan in the central valley of what is now Mexico, practiced hydroponic growing methods out of necessity. Without land to grow plants, they were forced to learn other ways of producing crops. Being a very ingenuous people, they built rafts out of rushes and reeds, lashing the stalks together with roots. They dredged up soil from the shallow bottom of the lake and piled it onto the rafts.

Below are some helpful books on hydroponic growing along with some more history of hydrponics.


2 Volumes of Hydroponics Gardening Books: Plants that Grow on Air - Jack Kramer  picture
2 Volumes of Hydroponics Gardening Books: Plants that Grow on Air - Jack Kramer
$1973.42

Hydroponic Vegetable Production Hardcover Book picture
Hydroponic Vegetable Production Hardcover Book
$210.36

Beginners Guide to Hydroponics (Soilless Gardenin picture
Beginners Guide to Hydroponics (Soilless Gardenin
$199.99

Advances in Hydroponics Research Paperback Book picture
Advances in Hydroponics Research Paperback Book
$199.35

COMMERCIAL HYDROPONICS: HOW TO GROW 86 DIFFERENT PLANTS IN By John Mason **NEW** picture
COMMERCIAL HYDROPONICS: HOW TO GROW 86 DIFFERENT PLANTS IN By John Mason **NEW**
$188.49

HYDROPONIC TOMATO PRODUCTION By Jack Ross **BRAND NEW** picture
HYDROPONIC TOMATO PRODUCTION By Jack Ross **BRAND NEW**
$181.75

SINSEMILLA TIPS Marijuana Grower BREEDING Soil HYDROPONICS Cannabis POT Weed THC picture
SINSEMILLA TIPS Marijuana Grower BREEDING Soil HYDROPONICS Cannabis POT Weed THC
$180.0

HYDROPONIC TOMATO PRODUCTION By Jack Ross **Mint Condition** picture
HYDROPONIC TOMATO PRODUCTION By Jack Ross **Mint Condition**
$160.95

最新家庭水耕菜園 張蕙芬 故鄉  The latest home hydroponics garden Zhang Huifen VERY GOOD HB picture
最新家庭水耕菜園 張蕙芬 故鄉 The latest home hydroponics garden Zhang Huifen VERY GOOD HB
$157.5

HYDROPONICS A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR SOILLESS GROWER By J. Benton Jones Jr. **NEW** picture
HYDROPONICS A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR SOILLESS GROWER By J. Benton Jones Jr. **NEW**
$154.49

Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by Jones  Jr., J. Benton picture
Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by Jones Jr., J. Benton
$152.95

COMMERCIAL HYDROPONICS By John Mason **BRAND NEW** picture
COMMERCIAL HYDROPONICS By John Mason **BRAND NEW**
$147.49

CULTIVOS HIDROPONICOS/ OUTDOOR HYDROPONICS: NUEVAS TECNICAS DE By Howard NEW picture
CULTIVOS HIDROPONICOS/ OUTDOOR HYDROPONICS: NUEVAS TECNICAS DE By Howard NEW
$140.75

CULTIVOS HIDROPONICOS/ OUTDOOR HYDROPONICS: NUEVAS TECNICAS DE By Howard Resh VG picture
CULTIVOS HIDROPONICOS/ OUTDOOR HYDROPONICS: NUEVAS TECNICAS DE By Howard Resh VG
$140.49

Hydroponic Vegetables Production: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TWO NUTRIENTS SOLUT picture
Hydroponic Vegetables Production: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TWO NUTRIENTS SOLUT
$132.78

Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by J. Benton Jones  Jr. picture
Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by J. Benton Jones Jr.
$130.38

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