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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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Commercial Hydroponics: How to Grow 86 Different Plants in - VERY GOOD picture

Commercial Hydroponics: How to Grow 86 Different Plants in - VERY GOOD

$55.50



ABC's of Hydroponics by Schubert, Margot & Blaicher, Wolfgang 1984 picture

ABC's of Hydroponics by Schubert, Margot & Blaicher, Wolfgang 1984

$39.99



Hydroponics: Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by J. Benton Jones 2005 picture

Hydroponics: Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by J. Benton Jones 2005

$65.00



2 Susan Patterson Books- THE HYDROPONIC GARDEN SECRET AND THE BACKYARD HARVEST picture

2 Susan Patterson Books- THE HYDROPONIC GARDEN SECRET AND THE BACKYARD HARVEST

$20.00



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

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

$12.07



Gardening Indoors with Soil & Hydroponics - Paperback - ACCEPTABLE picture

Gardening Indoors with Soil & Hydroponics - Paperback - ACCEPTABLE

$4.00



Hydroponics: The Essential Hydroponics Guide: A Step-By-Step Hydroponic G - GOOD picture

Hydroponics: The Essential Hydroponics Guide: A Step-By-Step Hydroponic G - GOOD

$6.35



Beginning Hydroponics Revised Ed - Paperback By Nicholls, Richard E. - GOOD picture

Beginning Hydroponics Revised Ed - Paperback By Nicholls, Richard E. - GOOD

$5.20



Hydroponics for Home Gardener: Completely Revised and Updated (Gardening) - GOOD picture

Hydroponics for Home Gardener: Completely Revised and Updated (Gardening) - GOOD

$5.75



Hydroponics for Beginners: Start Growing Vegetables at Home Without Soil picture

Hydroponics for Beginners: Start Growing Vegetables at Home Without Soil

$7.68



Hydroponics For Beginners: Essential Hydroponic Gardening Guide picture

Hydroponics For Beginners: Essential Hydroponic Gardening Guide

$12.69



Marijuana Hydroponics: High-Tech Water Culture (Paperback or Softback) picture

Marijuana Hydroponics: High-Tech Water Culture (Paperback or Softback)

$16.83



Hydroponics A Beginners Guide To Building Your Own Hydroponic Garden Tom Gordon picture

Hydroponics A Beginners Guide To Building Your Own Hydroponic Garden Tom Gordon

$49.99



Hydroponics for the Home Gardener by Kenyon, Stewart picture

Hydroponics for the Home Gardener by Kenyon, Stewart

$4.09



Hydroponics: Indoor Horticulture by Winterborne, Jeffrey , paperback picture

Hydroponics: Indoor Horticulture by Winterborne, Jeffrey , paperback

$9.14



Hydroponics for the Home Gardener: An Easy-To-Follow, Step-By-Step Guide for... picture

Hydroponics for the Home Gardener: An Easy-To-Follow, Step-By-Step Guide for...

$5.94



Hobby Hydroponics picture

Hobby Hydroponics

$10.48



Hydroponics: The Definitive Beginners Guide To Home Hydroponic Gardening picture

Hydroponics: The Definitive Beginners Guide To Home Hydroponic Gardening

$8.43



Beginning Hydroponics Revised Ed: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Vegetables, ... picture

Beginning Hydroponics Revised Ed: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Vegetables, ...

$5.24



Hydroponics the South African Guide to Gardening Without Soil By picture

Hydroponics the South African Guide to Gardening Without Soil By

$75.00