Beginning Hydroponics Revised Ed: Soilless Gardening : a Beginner's Guide to Growing Vegetables, House Plants, Flowers, and Herbs Without Soil

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Running Press, Apr 2, 1990 - Gardening - 128 pages
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"An updated edition of the classic guide to hydroponics, providing a thorough introduction to soilless gardening."
 

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"An excellent nontechnical work for the beginner'' is what LJ 's reviewer called the first edition of this book ( LJ 2/15/78). Here, Nicholls updates information on the methods of soilless gardening ... Read full review

Contents

The Science of Hydroponics
14
Plant Nutrition
17
Hydroponics and Modern Agriculture
20
Methods of Hydroponic Gardening
24
Basic Water Culture
25
Alternate Methods of Water Culture
30
Hydroponics in Flowerpots
31
Sand Culture
33
What To Grow in Your Hydroponic Garden
82
Flowering and Foliage Plants
83
Growing Vegetables in a Hydroponic Unit
84
Herbs
87
Growing Plants From Seeds and Cuttings
88
Preventing and Treating Problems
93
Checklist for Trouble
95
Symptoms and Causes of Nutrient Deficiencies
96

Aggregate Culture
35
Experimental Hydroponic Methods
39
The Bengal System
41
The Mittleider Method
43
Portfolio of Plans
46
Home Hydroponics
53
On Buying Hydroponic Components and Kits
54
The Nutrient Solution
55
Concerning pH
62
A Primer of Plant Care
64
Housekeeping
72
Greenhouses
75
Common Pests
97
Plant Diseases
100
Concerning Cleanliness
101
Pets and Plants
102
Fungicides
103
Pests and Diseases in the Greenhouse
104
Will the Hydroponics Reduce Pest and Disease Problems?
105
Afterword
106
Resources
108
Bibliography
114
Index
122
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