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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.


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Beginning Hydroponics Revised Ed - Paperback - ACCEPTABLE picture

Beginning Hydroponics Revised Ed - Paperback - ACCEPTABLE

$4.89



Beginning Hydroponics Revised Ed by Richard E. Nicholls  picture

Beginning Hydroponics Revised Ed by Richard E. Nicholls

$4.88



High Times Magazine #83 June 1982 Miami Dog Fighting Hydroponics Pot Queen K7 picture

High Times Magazine #83 June 1982 Miami Dog Fighting Hydroponics Pot Queen K7

$15.95



Hydroponic Home Food Gardens by Howard M. Resh picture

Hydroponic Home Food Gardens by Howard M. Resh

$5.30



Hydroponics Fertilizing: The Ultimate Guide On How To Fertilize Your Hydrop... picture

Hydroponics Fertilizing: The Ultimate Guide On How To Fertilize Your Hydrop...

$12.67



Hydroponics 101: A Complete Beginner's Guide to Hydroponic Gardening, Like Ne... picture

Hydroponics 101: A Complete Beginner's Guide to Hydroponic Gardening, Like Ne...

$12.46



Hydroponics Fertilizing : The Ultimate Guide on How to Fertilize Your Hydropo... picture

Hydroponics Fertilizing : The Ultimate Guide on How to Fertilize Your Hydropo...

$13.98



Gardening Indoors with Soil   Hydroponics picture

Gardening Indoors with Soil Hydroponics

$6.81



Raising Goats Chicken CD Hydroponics BeeHives 35 Books Poultry Nursery Sheep  picture

Raising Goats Chicken CD Hydroponics BeeHives 35 Books Poultry Nursery Sheep

$8.99



Hydroponics : All-Inclusive Guide for Beginners to Grow Fruits, Vegetables & ... picture

Hydroponics : All-Inclusive Guide for Beginners to Grow Fruits, Vegetables & ...

$12.93



Hobby Hydroponics picture

Hobby Hydroponics

$12.09



Aquaponics, Hydroponics and Aquaponics for Beginners, Paperback, Like New Use... picture

Aquaponics, Hydroponics and Aquaponics for Beginners, Paperback, Like New Use...

$12.26



Hydroponics: Hydroponic Gardening: Growing Vegetables Without Soil picture

Hydroponics: Hydroponic Gardening: Growing Vegetables Without Soil

$6.91



Gardening Indoors with Soil & Hydroponics by George F. Van Patten picture

Gardening Indoors with Soil & Hydroponics by George F. Van Patten

$6.07



Marijuana Grow Books Pot Cannabis Cultivation Hydroponic Farm Garden Drug Guides picture

Marijuana Grow Books Pot Cannabis Cultivation Hydroponic Farm Garden Drug Guides

$25.99



Hydroponics Simplified, With Solar, Wind Energy, Sea Farms; Allan L. Gauntlett picture

Hydroponics Simplified, With Solar, Wind Energy, Sea Farms; Allan L. Gauntlett

$19.95



Hydroponics for Houseplants: An Indoor Gardener's Guide to Growin picture

Hydroponics for Houseplants: An Indoor Gardener's Guide to Growin

$14.99



Hydroponics: The Kratky Method: The Cheapest And Easiest Hydroponic System For picture

Hydroponics: The Kratky Method: The Cheapest And Easiest Hydroponic System For

$11.08



Beginning Hydroponics : Soiless Gardening - A Beginner's Guide to Growing... picture

Beginning Hydroponics : Soiless Gardening - A Beginner's Guide to Growing...

$5.91



Homegrown Marijuana: Create a Hydroponic Growing System in Your Own Home by She picture

Homegrown Marijuana: Create a Hydroponic Growing System in Your Own Home by She

$17.93