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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.


Ultimate Book of Hydroponics : The Definitive Beginner's Guide to Quickly Sta... picture
Ultimate Book of Hydroponics : The Definitive Beginner's Guide to Quickly Sta...
$348.8

Tjernlund MK-10 In-Line Mixed-Flow Hydroponic Ventilation Fan Duct Booster, 10
Tjernlund MK-10 In-Line Mixed-Flow Hydroponic Ventilation Fan Duct Booster, 10"
$343.43

Ultimate Book of Hydroponics : The Definitive Step-by-step Beginner's Guide t... picture
Ultimate Book of Hydroponics : The Definitive Step-by-step Beginner's Guide t...
$300.7

Great Book of Hydroponics : A Simple Step by Step Tutorial on How to Build Yo... picture
Great Book of Hydroponics : A Simple Step by Step Tutorial on How to Build Yo...
$300.7

Hydroponic Crop Production by Lon Dalton, Rob Smith Book The Fast  picture
Hydroponic Crop Production by Lon Dalton, Rob Smith Book The Fast
$270.72

Gardening Indoors With Soil & Hydroponics by van Patten, George F. Paperback The picture
Gardening Indoors With Soil & Hydroponics by van Patten, George F. Paperback The
$247.47

Hydroponics for the Home Gardener picture
Hydroponics for the Home Gardener
$199.99

Hydroponic Vegetable Production by Mass Market Paperback Book 9781781637876 picture
Hydroponic Vegetable Production by Mass Market Paperback Book 9781781637876
$196.11

Hydroponic Vegetable Production 1 New ed, ISBN 1781637873, ISBN-13 9781781637876 picture
Hydroponic Vegetable Production 1 New ed, ISBN 1781637873, ISBN-13 9781781637876
$188.97

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.
$188.37

Dissolved Oxygen for Hydroponics and Soil Gardens Natural Growth Stimulator f... picture
Dissolved Oxygen for Hydroponics and Soil Gardens Natural Growth Stimulator f...
$177.6

Hydroponics Practical Guide for Soilless Grower Nonfiction Books picture
Hydroponics Practical Guide for Soilless Grower Nonfiction Books
$169.99

How to Start Your Own Hydroponic Home Garden : The Abcs of Successful Hydropo... picture
How to Start Your Own Hydroponic Home Garden : The Abcs of Successful Hydropo...
$163.7

Hydroponics Gardening: A DIY Guide to Growing Vegetables, ISBN 1986308413, IS... picture
Hydroponics Gardening: A DIY Guide to Growing Vegetables, ISBN 1986308413, IS...
$163.3

General Hydroponics pH Down 1 qt Acid, case of 12 picture
General Hydroponics pH Down 1 qt Acid, case of 12
$162.39

iPower GLTENTL1A Hydroponic Water-Resistant Grow Tent with Removable Floor Tray picture
iPower GLTENTL1A Hydroponic Water-Resistant Grow Tent with Removable Floor Tray
$146.76

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