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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.


Hydroponics for the Home Grower by Howard M. Resh (2015, Paperback) picture
Hydroponics for the Home Grower by Howard M. Resh (2015, Paperback)
$250.99

IPOWER 120
IPOWER 120"X60"X78" HYDROPONIC WATER-RESISTANT GROW TENT WITH REMOVABLE FLOOR TR
$245.0

Hydroponic Vegetable Production by , NEW Book, FREE & , (Mass Marke picture
Hydroponic Vegetable Production by , NEW Book, FREE & , (Mass Marke
$227.53

Hydroponic Vegetable Production Hardcover Book ! picture
Hydroponic Vegetable Production Hardcover Book !
$178.41

HYDROPONIC VEGETABLE PRODUCTION picture
HYDROPONIC VEGETABLE PRODUCTION
$177.4

Hydroponic Vegetable Production 1 New ed, Brand New,  in the US picture
Hydroponic Vegetable Production 1 New ed, Brand New, in the US
$177.39

Hydroponic Vegetable Production 1 New ed, Like New Used,  in the US picture
Hydroponic Vegetable Production 1 New ed, Like New Used, in the US
$177.39

iPower GLTENTL1A Hydroponic Water-Resistant Grow Tent with Removable Floor Tray picture
iPower GLTENTL1A Hydroponic Water-Resistant Grow Tent with Removable Floor Tray
$146.76

Hydroponic Vegetables Production: By Abrar Hussain Shah picture
Hydroponic Vegetables Production: By Abrar Hussain Shah
$132.77

Hydroponic Vegetables Production: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TWO NUTRIENTS SOLUT picture
Hydroponic Vegetables Production: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TWO NUTRIENTS SOLUT
$126.4

HYDROPONICS FOR EVERYBODY: ALL ABOUT HOME HORTICULTURE By William Texier *VG+* picture
HYDROPONICS FOR EVERYBODY: ALL ABOUT HOME HORTICULTURE By William Texier *VG+*
$122.95

Opium For the Masses, Hydroponic Heroin, Opium and  Little Book of Heroin  picture
Opium For the Masses, Hydroponic Heroin, Opium and Little Book of Heroin
$119.95

Home hydroponics ... and how to do it by Jones, John Lemuel picture
Home hydroponics ... and how to do it by Jones, John Lemuel
$108.5

Hydroponics: Analytical Methods in Plant Biology (English) Hardcover Book Free S picture
Hydroponics: Analytical Methods in Plant Biology (English) Hardcover Book Free S
$107.19

Hydroponics : Analytical Methods in Plant Biology, Hardcover by Twomey, Davis... picture
Hydroponics : Analytical Methods in Plant Biology, Hardcover by Twomey, Davis...
$107.18

Hydroponics : Analytical Methods in Plant Biology, Hardcover by Twomey, Davis... picture
Hydroponics : Analytical Methods in Plant Biology, Hardcover by Twomey, Davis...
$107.18

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