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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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Stone Age Magazine 1979 Spring #2 Hydroponics Hashish Dope Quaalude Marijuana I1 picture

Stone Age Magazine 1979 Spring #2 Hydroponics Hashish Dope Quaalude Marijuana I1

$30.95



Hydroponics For Beginners: Essential Hydroponic Gardening Guide, Brand New, F... picture

Hydroponics For Beginners: Essential Hydroponic Gardening Guide, Brand New, F...

$8.84



Hydroponics Aquaponics CD Aquaculture Soilless Growth Raising Plants Fish 80 bks picture

Hydroponics Aquaponics CD Aquaculture Soilless Growth Raising Plants Fish 80 bks

$7.99



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

Marijuana Grow Books Pot Cannabis Cultivation Hydroponic Farm Garden Drug Guides

$29.99



Hydroponics 101: A Complete Beginner's Guide To Hydroponic Gardening picture

Hydroponics 101: A Complete Beginner's Guide To Hydroponic Gardening

$12.71



Rosebud Magazine John Travolta Cuba Best Foods Cars Hockey Hydroponics 2011 picture

Rosebud Magazine John Travolta Cuba Best Foods Cars Hockey Hydroponics 2011

$13.77



Maximum Yield Indoor Gardening 5 magazines hydroponics aeroponics light picture

Maximum Yield Indoor Gardening 5 magazines hydroponics aeroponics light

$20.00



Hydroponics: A Simple Guide to Building Your Own Hydroponics Growing System... picture

Hydroponics: A Simple Guide to Building Your Own Hydroponics Growing System...

$8.61



Hydroponics: Hydroponic Gardening: Growing Vegetables Without Soil picture

Hydroponics: Hydroponic Gardening: Growing Vegetables Without Soil

$11.98



Sand and Water Culture Methods in Plant Nutrition 1952 Hydroponics Growing  picture

Sand and Water Culture Methods in Plant Nutrition 1952 Hydroponics Growing

$19.99



Complete Hydroponic Gardening Book: 6 Diy Garden Set Ups For Growing Vegeta... picture

Complete Hydroponic Gardening Book: 6 Diy Garden Set Ups For Growing Vegeta...

$10.52



Aquaponics And Hydroponics Gardening - 2 In 1: Learn How To Grow Organic Ve... picture

Aquaponics And Hydroponics Gardening - 2 In 1: Learn How To Grow Organic Ve...

$19.98



Hydroponics For Beginners: Essential Hydroponic Gardening Guide picture

Hydroponics For Beginners: Essential Hydroponic Gardening Guide

$8.97



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



Adding Biology - For Soil and Hydroponic Systems picture

Adding Biology - For Soil and Hydroponic Systems

$122.81



HYDROPONICS SIMPLIFIED, WITH SOLAR, WIND ENERGY, SEA FARMS; ALLAN L. GAUNTLETT picture

HYDROPONICS SIMPLIFIED, WITH SOLAR, WIND ENERGY, SEA FARMS; ALLAN L. GAUNTLETT

$19.99



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

Raising Goats Chicken CD Hydroponics BeeHives 35 Books Poultry Nursery Sheep

$7.99



Hydroponics: How To Grow Fresh Vegetables, Herbs And Fruit All-Year-Round  ... picture

Hydroponics: How To Grow Fresh Vegetables, Herbs And Fruit All-Year-Round ...

$17.80



Hydroponic Marijuana: 3 Foolproof Ways to Grow Cannabis with Hydroponics (Urban  picture

Hydroponic Marijuana: 3 Foolproof Ways to Grow Cannabis with Hydroponics (Urban

$16.35



Hydroponics : A Simple Guide to Building Your Own Hydroponics Growing System,... picture

Hydroponics : A Simple Guide to Building Your Own Hydroponics Growing System,...

$9.59