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

Commercial Hydroponics: How to Grow Eighty-Six Different Plants in Hydroponics picture
Commercial Hydroponics: How to Grow Eighty-Six Different Plants in Hydroponics
$127.38

Hydroponics for the Home Gardener : An Easy-to-Follow, Step-by-Step Gu picture
Hydroponics for the Home Gardener : An Easy-to-Follow, Step-by-Step Gu
$127.0

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

Ultimate Book of Hydroponics : The Definitive Step-by-step Beginner's Guide t... picture
Ultimate Book of Hydroponics : The Definitive Step-by-step Beginner's Guide t...
$124.93

Hydroponics : Analytical Methods in Plant Biology, Hardcover by Twomey, Davis... picture
Hydroponics : Analytical Methods in Plant Biology, Hardcover by Twomey, Davis...
$112.13

HYDROPONICS FOR EVERYBODY: ALL ABOUT HOME HORTICULTURE By William Texier **NEW** picture
HYDROPONICS FOR EVERYBODY: ALL ABOUT HOME HORTICULTURE By William Texier **NEW**
$111.95

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 : A Practial Guide For The Soilless Grower, Hardcover by Jones, J... picture
Hydroponics : A Practial Guide For The Soilless Grower, Hardcover by Jones, J...
$105.51

Hydroponics : A Practial Guide For The Soilless Grower, Hardcover by Jones, J... picture
Hydroponics : A Practial Guide For The Soilless Grower, Hardcover by Jones, J...
$105.51

Guide in Hydroponics by Nosir Walid (English) Paperback Book ! picture
Guide in Hydroponics by Nosir Walid (English) Paperback Book !
$105.18

Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardene picture
Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardene
$99.83

Hydroponics A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower picture
Hydroponics A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower
$97.97

Hydroponic Food Production. A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardene picture
Hydroponic Food Production. A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardene
$97.56

Hydroponic Food Production : A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gar... picture
Hydroponic Food Production : A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gar...
$94.93

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