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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.


American Hydroponics SuperNova Nutrient Additive, 5 gallon picture
American Hydroponics SuperNova Nutrient Additive, 5 gallon
$540.53

iPower 120
iPower 120"x120"x78" Hydroponic Water-Resistant Grow Tent with Removable Floor
$421.19

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"
$336.98

HydroGardener TMA-HG-Pro Pro Advanced Remineralizing Garden and Hydroponic Water picture
HydroGardener TMA-HG-Pro Pro Advanced Remineralizing Garden and Hydroponic Water
$322.98

Supreme-Hydroponics 40445 Energy-Efficient Submersible or Hy-Drive Inline Use picture
Supreme-Hydroponics 40445 Energy-Efficient Submersible or Hy-Drive Inline Use
$322.13

HydroGardener TMA-HG Advanced Remineralizing Garden and Hydroponic Reverse Water picture
HydroGardener TMA-HG Advanced Remineralizing Garden and Hydroponic Reverse Water
$272.04

Growsun 19'' Bud Trimmer Bowl Leaf Trimming Hydroponic Spin Cut for Plants Herb picture
Growsun 19'' Bud Trimmer Bowl Leaf Trimming Hydroponic Spin Cut for Plants Herb
$261.98

Miracle LED 604762 9.5W 75W Ultra Grow Lite, BR30 Full Spectrum Hydroponic Plant picture
Miracle LED 604762 9.5W 75W Ultra Grow Lite, BR30 Full Spectrum Hydroponic Plant
$245.98

Hydroponic Vegetable Production Hardcover Book picture
Hydroponic Vegetable Production Hardcover Book
$216.95

Little Giant 505355 Automatic Hydroponic Pump, Submersible Pump, 1200GPH picture
Little Giant 505355 Automatic Hydroponic Pump, Submersible Pump, 1200GPH
$207.13

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

H2OtoGro® TOP FEED Hydroponic Bubbler ~ # 8 20
H2OtoGro® TOP FEED Hydroponic Bubbler ~ # 8 20"x15", 6 Site
$189.36

CULTIVOS HIDROPONICOS/ OUTDOOR HYDROPONICS: NUEVAS TECNICAS DE By Howard Mint picture
CULTIVOS HIDROPONICOS/ OUTDOOR HYDROPONICS: NUEVAS TECNICAS DE By Howard Mint
$188.49

CULTIVOS HIDROPONICOS/ OUTDOOR HYDROPONICS: NUEVAS TECNICAS DE By Howard Resh picture
CULTIVOS HIDROPONICOS/ OUTDOOR HYDROPONICS: NUEVAS TECNICAS DE By Howard Resh
$187.75

SINSEMILLA TIPS Marijuana Grower BREEDING Soil HYDROPONICS Cannabis POT Weed THC picture
SINSEMILLA TIPS Marijuana Grower BREEDING Soil HYDROPONICS Cannabis POT Weed THC
$180.0

DWC Hydroponic SELF-WATERING Bubbler ~ # 10, 6 Site by H2OtoGro picture
DWC Hydroponic SELF-WATERING Bubbler ~ # 10, 6 Site by H2OtoGro
$174.98

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