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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.


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
$128.02

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

The Guide in Hydroponics - Nosir Walid picture
The Guide in Hydroponics - Nosir Walid
$101.4

Commercial Hydroponics : How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics by... picture
Commercial Hydroponics : How to Grow 86 Different Plants in Hydroponics by...
$79.95

William Gericke SOILLESS GARDENING 1940 1st/1st ed HYDROPONICS Agriculture U Cal picture
William Gericke SOILLESS GARDENING 1940 1st/1st ed HYDROPONICS Agriculture U Cal
$58.99

Commercial  HYDROPONICS  John Mason Explains how 86 different types plants hydro picture
Commercial HYDROPONICS John Mason Explains how 86 different types plants hydro
$49.9

Commercial Hydroponics by John Mason (1994, Hardcover, Reprint) picture
Commercial Hydroponics by John Mason (1994, Hardcover, Reprint)
$49.95

Commercial Hydroponics picture
Commercial Hydroponics
$41.33

Grow More Nutritious Vegetables without Soil: New Organic Method of Hydroponics picture
Grow More Nutritious Vegetables without Soil: New Organic Method of Hydroponics
$40.53

Best of Growing Edge Vol. 2 : Popular Hydroponics and Gardening for Small... picture
Best of Growing Edge Vol. 2 : Popular Hydroponics and Gardening for Small...
$39.95

NEW Hydroponics For Everyone by Struan K. Sutherland BOOK (Paperback) picture
NEW Hydroponics For Everyone by Struan K. Sutherland BOOK (Paperback)
$39.03

NEW Hobby Hydroponics by Howard M. Resh BOOK (Paperback) picture
NEW Hobby Hydroponics by Howard M. Resh BOOK (Paperback)
$36.94

NEW Hobby Hydroponics, Second Edition by Howard M. Resh Paperback Book (English) picture
NEW Hobby Hydroponics, Second Edition by Howard M. Resh Paperback Book (English)
$36.56

HOBBY HYDROPONICS [9781466569416] - HOWARD M. RESH (PAPERBACK) NEW picture
HOBBY HYDROPONICS [9781466569416] - HOWARD M. RESH (PAPERBACK) NEW
$36.54

NEW Hydroponics: Indoor Horticulture by Jeffrey Winterborne (Paperback) picture
NEW Hydroponics: Indoor Horticulture by Jeffrey Winterborne (Paperback)
$34.98

NEW Hydroponics: Indoor Horticulture by Jeffrey Winterborne Paperback Book (Engl picture
NEW Hydroponics: Indoor Horticulture by Jeffrey Winterborne Paperback Book (Engl
$35.27

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