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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.


Hydroponic Vegetable Production by Hardcover Book picture
Hydroponic Vegetable Production by Hardcover Book
$209.47

Hydroponic Vegetables Production: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TWO NUTRIENTS SOLUT picture
Hydroponic Vegetables Production: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE TWO NUTRIENTS SOLUT
$163.05

Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by J. Benton Jones  Jr. picture
Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by J. Benton Jones Jr.
$162.28

TekSupply 111087 Hydroponic Salad Crop Production Guide picture
TekSupply 111087 Hydroponic Salad Crop Production Guide
$154.17

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
$131.9

NEW Hydroponic Vegetables Production by Abrar Hussain Shah Paperback Book (Engli picture
NEW Hydroponic Vegetables Production by Abrar Hussain Shah Paperback Book (Engli
$131.33

Hydroponic Vegetables Production by Shah, Abrar Hussain/ Shah Abrar Hussain [... picture
Hydroponic Vegetables Production by Shah, Abrar Hussain/ Shah Abrar Hussain [...
$130.2

NEW The guide in Hydroponics by Walid Nosir picture
NEW The guide in Hydroponics by Walid Nosir
$125.53

Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by J. Benton Jones picture
Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower by J. Benton Jones
$122.0

Hydroponics : Analytical Methods in Plant Biology (2015, Hardcover) picture
Hydroponics : Analytical Methods in Plant Biology (2015, Hardcover)
$120.0

NEW Hydroponics: Analytical Methods in Plant Biology by Hardcover Book (English) picture
NEW Hydroponics: Analytical Methods in Plant Biology by Hardcover Book (English)
$112.96

HYDROPONICS (9781632394279) - DAVIS TWOMEY (HARDCOVER) NEW picture
HYDROPONICS (9781632394279) - DAVIS TWOMEY (HARDCOVER) NEW
$112.95

Hydroponic Food Production : A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home... picture
Hydroponic Food Production : A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home...
$109.95

Hydroponics: Analytical Methods in Plant Biology by Davis Twomey picture
Hydroponics: Analytical Methods in Plant Biology by Davis Twomey
$106.0

Hydroponic Vegetables Production by Abrar Hussain Shah (2011, Paperback) picture
Hydroponic Vegetables Production by Abrar Hussain Shah (2011, Paperback)
$104.0

Outdoor Hydroponic Secret for Giant Plants Grow System: A simple step by step se picture
Outdoor Hydroponic Secret for Giant Plants Grow System: A simple step by step se
$101.79

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