Hydroponics Online Store



Hydroponic Systems

Hydroponic Grow Lights & Bulbs

Hydroponic Tents & Grow Boxes

Hydroponic Ballasts

Grow Light Reflectors

Hydroponic Nutrients

Grow Media Rocks

Hydroponic Pumps

Hydroponic Pots

Hydroponic Books

Meters

Hydroponic Exhaust Fans

Hydroponic Seeds

Hydroponic Foggers

Home Store Blog Forums FAQs Lesson Plans Pictures


Search:

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.


Commercial Hydroponics: How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics, Mason, J picture
Commercial Hydroponics: How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics, Mason, J
$134.76

NEW Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by Benton J. Jr. Jone picture
NEW Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by Benton J. Jr. Jone
$128.67

HYDROPONICS [9780849331671] - J. BENTON JONES JR. (HARDCOVER) NEW picture
HYDROPONICS [9780849331671] - J. BENTON JONES JR. (HARDCOVER) NEW
$120.57

Commercial Hydroponics by John Mason (1994, Hardcover, Reprint) picture
Commercial Hydroponics by John Mason (1994, Hardcover, Reprint)
$119.95

Commercial  HYDROPONICS  John Mason Explains how 86 different types plants hydro picture
Commercial HYDROPONICS John Mason Explains how 86 different types plants hydro
$83.5

Strawberry Production Using Hydroponics [Paperback] picture
Strawberry Production Using Hydroponics [Paperback]
$79.96

Hydroponics : A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by J. Benton, Jr.... picture
Hydroponics : A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by J. Benton, Jr....
$79.95

Commercial Hydroponics : How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics by... picture
Commercial Hydroponics : How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics by...
$69.95

Grow More Nutritious Vegetables Without Soil: New Organic Method of Hydroponics picture
Grow More Nutritious Vegetables Without Soil: New Organic Method of Hydroponics
$66.31

Commercial Hydroponics: How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics by Mason picture
Commercial Hydroponics: How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics by Mason
$54.96

Commercial Hydroponics: How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics picture
Commercial Hydroponics: How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics
$54.95

Successful Hydroponics NEW by Prof Gert Venter D. Eng picture
Successful Hydroponics NEW by Prof Gert Venter D. Eng
$45.53

Hydroponics:  A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower picture
Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower
$45.52

How to Start on a Shoestring and Make a Profit with Hydroponics : Including... picture
How to Start on a Shoestring and Make a Profit with Hydroponics : Including...
$44.99

Successful Hydroponics picture
Successful Hydroponics
$42.24

Hydroponics : Questions and Answers for Successful Growing: Problem-Solving... picture
Hydroponics : Questions and Answers for Successful Growing: Problem-Solving...
$39.95

    Next Page >>