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Hydroponics for the Home Grower


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Table of Contents

History and Background of Hydroponics
How Hydroponics Started: Its Present and Future Applications
The Popularity and Benefits of Hydroponic Gardening
Why You Should Garden Hydroponically
Understanding Hydroponics and How Plants Grow
Why Hydroponics Is Not Just Chemistry
Plant Growth: The Environment and Its Effects on Plants
Water Needs, Management, and Irrigation Practices
Nutrients Essential to Plants and Their Sources
Essential Nutrients to Plants and Their Functions
Sources of Nutrients for Plants in Soil versus Hydroponics
Nutrient Formulations and Solutions
Signs of Plant Nutritional and Physiological Disorders and Their Remedies
Hydroponic Systems
Substrates to Use and Their Sources for Hydroponics
Small Indoor Hydroponic Units: Types and Construction
Large Indoor Hydroponic Units: Designs and Construction
How to Start Your Plants
Choosing Hydroponic Systems for Specific Crops
Environmental Control Components for Hydroponic Systems
Year-Round Growing in Greenhouses
The Greenhouse Environment for Plants
Benefits of a Greenhouse to the Homeowner
Design, Layout, and Construction of Backyard Greenhouses
Hydroponic Systems for Backyard Greenhouses
Sources of Supplies and Components for Backyard Greenhouses
Vegetable Crops and Their Cultural Techniques
Most Suitable Crops and Varieties
Seeding, Transplanting of Vegetable Crops
Training of Vegetable Crops
Pest and Disease Control
Sprouts and Microgreens
Sprouts versus Microgreens
Growing Techniques for Microgreens
Final Advice on How to Get Started
Appendix: Sources of Supplies and Information

About the Author

Howard M. Resh has a doctorate degree in horticulture and is a recognized authority worldwide on hydroponics. He has written five books on hydroponic culture for both commercial and hobby growers and his website ( presents information on hydroponic cultures of various vegetable crops. Dr. Resh is the hydroponic greenhouse farm manager for the first hydroponic farm associated with a high-end resort-CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa in Anguilla, British West Indies. He is a consultant for many unique hydroponic greenhouse operations, including Lufa Farms in Montreal, Canada.


"By following the guidelines in Hydroponics for the Home Grower, you'll understand everything you need to know to get your home-growing operation up and running in no time."
-Paul T. Vogel, California Bookwatch

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