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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.


iPower GLTENTL1A Hydroponic Water-Resistant Grow Tent with Removable Floor Tray picture
iPower GLTENTL1A Hydroponic Water-Resistant Grow Tent with Removable Floor Tray
$194.95

iPower 96
iPower 96"x48"x78" Hydroponic Water-Resistant Grow Tent with Removable Floor for
$193.67

Hydroplanetâ„¢ Horticulture 400w Hydroponic 400w Watt Grow Light Digital Ballast picture
Hydroplanetâ„¢ Horticulture 400w Hydroponic 400w Watt Grow Light Digital Ballast
$188.96

EasyGrowth 48
EasyGrowth 48"x48"x80" Reflective Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent with Waterproof for
$184.25

SINSEMILLA TIPS Marijuana Grower BREEDING Soil HYDROPONICS Cannabis POT Weed THC picture
SINSEMILLA TIPS Marijuana Grower BREEDING Soil HYDROPONICS Cannabis POT Weed THC
$180.0

Advances in Hydroponics Research, Hardcover by Webster, Devin J. (EDT) picture
Advances in Hydroponics Research, Hardcover by Webster, Devin J. (EDT)
$178.02

Growsun Adjust Drive Motor Light Mover Kit For Hydroponic Lighting System picture
Growsun Adjust Drive Motor Light Mover Kit For Hydroponic Lighting System
$177.35

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
$176.47

Hydroponic Vegetables Production: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TWO NUTRIENTS SOLUT picture
Hydroponic Vegetables Production: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TWO NUTRIENTS SOLUT
$165.97

Magical Growth 24
Magical Growth 24" x 48" x 78" Mylar Hydroponic Grow Tent with Observation 2nd
$157.8

最新家庭水耕菜園 張蕙芬 故鄉  The latest home hydroponics garden Zhang Huifen VERY GOOD HB picture
最新家庭水耕菜園 張蕙芬 故鄉 The latest home hydroponics garden Zhang Huifen VERY GOOD HB
$157.5

Big Time Hydroponics BTXGP Exterminator , 1 gallon picture
Big Time Hydroponics BTXGP Exterminator , 1 gallon
$155.6

HOW TO START ON A SHOESTRING AND MAKE A PROFIT WITH HYDROPONICS: By Hilmur L. VG picture
HOW TO START ON A SHOESTRING AND MAKE A PROFIT WITH HYDROPONICS: By Hilmur L. VG
$150.95

HYDROPONICS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR SOILLESS GROWER By J. Benton Jones Jr. *NEW* picture
HYDROPONICS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR SOILLESS GROWER By J. Benton Jones Jr. *NEW*
$147.49

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

LED Grow Light 540W,with Thermometer Humidity Monitor,Double Chip Hydroponics picture
LED Grow Light 540W,with Thermometer Humidity Monitor,Double Chip Hydroponics
$139.32

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