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

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.
$166.44

TekSupply 111087 Hydroponic Salad Crop Production Guide picture
TekSupply 111087 Hydroponic Salad Crop Production Guide
$163.08

Hydroponic Vegetables Production: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TWO NUTRIENTS SOLUT picture
Hydroponic Vegetables Production: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TWO NUTRIENTS SOLUT
$163.38

Commercial Hydroponics : How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics by... picture
Commercial Hydroponics : How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics by...
$149.95

Commercial Hydroponics by John Mason (1994, Hardcover, Reprint)… picture
Commercial Hydroponics by John Mason (1994, Hardcover, Reprint)…
$139.95

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
$131.97

NEW Hydroponic Vegetables Production by Abrar Hussain Shah Paperback Book (Engli picture
NEW Hydroponic Vegetables Production by Abrar Hussain Shah Paperback Book (Engli
$131.33

Hydroponic Vegetables Production by Shah, Abrar Hussain/ Shah Abrar Hussain [... picture
Hydroponic Vegetables Production by Shah, Abrar Hussain/ Shah Abrar Hussain [...
$130.2

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.
$130.0

NEW The guide in Hydroponics by Walid Nosir picture
NEW The guide in Hydroponics by Walid Nosir
$124.44

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

USED (GD) Hidroponia / Hydroponics (Spanish Edition) by Jose Luis Barbado picture
USED (GD) Hidroponia / Hydroponics (Spanish Edition) by Jose Luis Barbado
$116.8

Hydroponics: Analytical Methods in Plant Biology by Hardcover Book (English) picture
Hydroponics: Analytical Methods in Plant Biology by Hardcover Book (English)
$112.94

Hydroponics: Analytical Methods in Plant Biology by Davis Twomey picture
Hydroponics: Analytical Methods in Plant Biology by Davis Twomey
$111.0

HYDROPONICS (9781632394279) - DAVIS TWOMEY (HARDCOVER) NEW picture
HYDROPONICS (9781632394279) - DAVIS TWOMEY (HARDCOVER) NEW
$110.99

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