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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.


NEW The guide in Hydroponics by Walid Nosir picture
NEW The guide in Hydroponics by Walid Nosir
$130.38

Hydroponic Vegetables Production: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TWO NUTRIENTS SOLUT picture
Hydroponic Vegetables Production: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TWO NUTRIENTS SOLUT
$130.18

A HYDROPONIC HERB GARDEN-INDOOR, New picture
A HYDROPONIC HERB GARDEN-INDOOR, New
$129.94

Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower, Jones  Jr., J. Benton, G picture
Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower, Jones Jr., J. Benton, G
$128.09

Hydroponic Vegetables Production: By Abrar Hussain Shah picture
Hydroponic Vegetables Production: By Abrar Hussain Shah
$126.41

Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by Benton J. Jr. Jones (E picture
Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by Benton J. Jr. Jones (E
$122.48

HOBBY HYDROPONICS By Howard M. Resh **BRAND NEW** picture
HOBBY HYDROPONICS By Howard M. Resh **BRAND NEW**
$116.95

Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardene picture
Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardene
$116.77

The Hydroponic Harvest Diary: A Notebook for Hydroponic Gardeners, New picture
The Hydroponic Harvest Diary: A Notebook for Hydroponic Gardeners, New
$115.31

Hydroponics : Analytical Methods in Plant Biology (2015, Hardcover) picture
Hydroponics : Analytical Methods in Plant Biology (2015, Hardcover)
$115.04

HYDROPONIC FOOD PRODUCTION: A DEFINITIVE GUIDEBOOK FOR ADVANCED By Howard M. NEW picture
HYDROPONIC FOOD PRODUCTION: A DEFINITIVE GUIDEBOOK FOR ADVANCED By Howard M. NEW
$113.49

HYDROPONIC FOOD PRODUCTION: A DEFINITIVE GUIDEBOOK OF SOILLESS By Howard M. NEW picture
HYDROPONIC FOOD PRODUCTION: A DEFINITIVE GUIDEBOOK OF SOILLESS By Howard M. NEW
$113.49

Hydroponics: Analytical Methods in Plant Biology (English) Hardcover Book picture
Hydroponics: Analytical Methods in Plant Biology (English) Hardcover Book
$112.38

Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower, New picture
Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower, New
$111.23

HYDROPONIC LETTUCE PRODUCTION By Lynette Morgan *Excellent Condition* picture
HYDROPONIC LETTUCE PRODUCTION By Lynette Morgan *Excellent Condition*
$106.75

Commercial Hydroponics: How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics by Mas… picture
Commercial Hydroponics: How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics by Mas…
$105.95

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