Month: April 2016

Hydroponics for the Home Gardener

This could be considered a fairly accurate definition of the term “hydroponics.” In its more advanced stages, hydroponics can be a complex art indeed, but the purpose of this book is to describe a series of methods that will make hydroponics work for you. It will describe how to make…

Hydroponics – a quick overview

Truly a wonder of modern science – hydroponic gardens produce bountiful harvests of fruit, vegetables, grains, herbs and flowers in places never before able to sustain growth. Hydroponic gardens produce the healthiest crops with the highest yields and vitamin content thanks to their perfectly balanced nutrient solutions. Modern hydroponic methods…

Water – The basis of life

  Known as the universal solvent, without water life on Earth would not exist. Right now, deep space probes are searching the far reaches of our solar system for water while three quarters of our own planet is bathed in it. Every living cell contains water. Every living plant depends…

How To Hydroponics 3rd Edition

Foreword   How To Hydroponics was written to provide you with a basic education in the science of hydroponics while giving you the hands on experience that makes learning fun and effective. It covers all the information you should need to gain a basic understanding of the science and develop…

General Hydroponics

Crops Crops produced in today’s modern greenhouse ranges are many and varied. They can be loosely categorized as follows: vegetables including tomatoes, cucumbers, fancy lettuces, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and a host of minor ones such as radish, melon and strawberry cut flowers e.g. roses, mums, carnations potted flowers e.g….

History of Hydroponics

Hydroponics basically means working water (“hydro” means “water” and “ponos” means “labor”). Many different civilizations have utilized hydroponic growing techniques throughout history. As noted in Hydroponic Food Production (Fifth Edition, Woodbridge Press, 1997, page 23) by Howard M. Resh: “The hanging gardens of Babylon, the floating gardens of the Aztecs…