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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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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



Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower picture

Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower

$29.06



Hydroponics for the Home Grower picture

Hydroponics for the Home Grower

$28.30



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...

$5.93



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

Hydroponics for Beginners: Start Growing Vegetables at Home Without Soil - GOOD

$6.35



Gardening Indoors with Soil & Hydroponics picture

Gardening Indoors with Soil & Hydroponics

$4.24



General Hydroponics Flora Series Original 3-Part Nutrient System: Grow, Micro & picture

General Hydroponics Flora Series Original 3-Part Nutrient System: Grow, Micro &

$39.99



Hydroponics and Greenhouse Gardening: 3-in picture

Hydroponics and Greenhouse Gardening: 3-in

$18.94



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

Hydroponics for Beginners: Start Growing Vegetables at Home Without Soil

$5.28



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



Hydroponics Systems, Marijuana Growing, From The high Grower, New and Sealed picture

Hydroponics Systems, Marijuana Growing, From The high Grower, New and Sealed

$14.50



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

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

$6.60



Cannabis: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana picture

Cannabis: A Beginner's Guide to Growing Marijuana

$6.31



Hydroponics: An Unconventional Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners to Gardening... picture

Hydroponics: An Unconventional Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners to Gardening...

$8.42



Hydroponics for Beginners.Book picture

Hydroponics for Beginners.Book

$12.50



Hobby Hydroponics, Second Edition - Paperback, by Resh Howard M. - Acceptable n picture

Hobby Hydroponics, Second Edition - Paperback, by Resh Howard M. - Acceptable n

$24.38



Beginner's Guide to Hydroponics: Soilless Gardening by James Sholto Douglas - HC picture

Beginner's Guide to Hydroponics: Soilless Gardening by James Sholto Douglas - HC

$4.49



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

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

$5.75



Hydroponics for the Home Grower picture

Hydroponics for the Home Grower

$32.07



Hobby Hydroponics picture

Hobby Hydroponics

$17.72