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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.


Hydroponic Strawberry Production: A Technical Guid picture
Hydroponic Strawberry Production: A Technical Guid
$319.87

Hydroponic Vegetable Production by Hardcover Book picture
Hydroponic Vegetable Production by Hardcover Book
$209.47

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

Hobby Hydroponics picture
Hobby Hydroponics
$149.57

TekSupply 111087 Hydroponic Salad Crop Production Guide picture
TekSupply 111087 Hydroponic Salad Crop Production Guide
$149.23

JOHN MASON - Commercial Hydroponics  ** Like New - Mint ** picture
JOHN MASON - Commercial Hydroponics ** Like New - Mint **
$132.95

Hydroponic Vegetables Production by Abrar Hussain Shah Paperback Book (English) picture
Hydroponic Vegetables Production by Abrar Hussain Shah Paperback Book (English)
$130.18

Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by Benton J. Jr. Jones Ha picture
Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by Benton J. Jr. Jones Ha
$129.99

Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by JR. Jones, J. Benton. picture
Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by JR. Jones, J. Benton.
$129.0

Hydroponic Vegetables Production: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TWO NUTRIENTS SOLUT picture
Hydroponic Vegetables Production: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TWO NUTRIENTS SOLUT
$123.84

NEW The guide in Hydroponics by Walid Nosir picture
NEW The guide in Hydroponics by Walid Nosir
$121.6

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.
$121.6

Hydroponics : Analytical Methods in Plant Biology (2015, Hardcover) picture
Hydroponics : Analytical Methods in Plant Biology (2015, Hardcover)
$120.0

Beginning hydroponics: Soilless gardening : a beginner's guide to growing... picture
Beginning hydroponics: Soilless gardening : a beginner's guide to growing...
$119.91

JOHN MASON - Commercial Hydroponics  picture
JOHN MASON - Commercial Hydroponics
$119.49

USED (GD) Hidroponia / Hydroponics (Spanish Edition) by Jose Luis Barbado picture
USED (GD) Hidroponia / Hydroponics (Spanish Edition) by Jose Luis Barbado
$114.14

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