- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Woodbridge Press Publishing Company; 1st edition (March 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0880071990
- ISBN-13: 978-0880071994
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,750,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hydroponic Tomatoes: For the Home Gardener Paperback – March, 1993
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I believe the review misleads readers. I will address the two specific criticisms: Bad chemistry? Resh very carefully explains the concept of PH ( the reviewer missed this)-reference to a PH of 4.0 as very acidic was relative to the PH needs of tomatoes and, in fact, 4.0 is very acidic for a tomato (just a fact of life, not bad chemistry). Sulphuric acid for novices? Resh talks about sulphuric acid/hydroxides because they are, indeed, used within hydroponics (see hydroponic supply web sites). However, he is very clear that he does not recommend their use and lists the same reasons given by the reviewer (somehow the reviewer overlooked this also).Resh goes on to recommend specific safety measures for those who insist on their use.
The book is clearly written, well illustrated and extremely practical. I have read it twice and highly recommend it.
Please consider buying this book for the wealth of information about the growing of tomatoes; it's well worth the small price. And just think, if La Nina' continues to parch the earth we may all be learning how to grow food hydroponically!
I'll keep this book on my shelf for the next time someone asks me how do you do it.
the information is valuable if you want to make your own fertilizer instead of paying for high priced fertilizers found in most garden shops. some of that stuff costs $100 a gallon!
all it is made of is about 5 different chemicals(salts) plus the micro-nutrients. i can't wait to try a batch and see if it really compares.
altogether, an excellent book.
I was surprised to find that there are so many diffeent ways to grow tomatoes hydroponically.
The tried and tested methods are saving me a lot of time, trouble, and disappointment.
I recommentd it for anyone who wants to enjoy real tomatoes in the winter.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has a vast amount of information and is ideal for the hydroponic tomato grower. The problem I have is that a lot of the nutrients I cannot find in my country. Read morePublished on March 18, 2013 by Shameal Ali
Just a bunch of general principles...Absolutely not up to date, to general to be interesting in anyways.
Not a word on the photoperiod. Read more
Novice level Hydroponics information with little depth. The line drawings of various implementations of hydroponic methods were good. Read morePublished on January 12, 2011 by RSmith
If you happen to have any books in your library on hydroponics then you already have more information on the subject than you will find in this book. Read morePublished on June 10, 2010 by rc
The book is Ok, nothing life changing, but some helpful material. Be ready to return it if you get one printed backwards like I did, I suppose it fires a different part of my... Read morePublished on August 9, 2009 by Black sheep
This is a good book for the beginers that want to start their experience with a "hands on" materialPublished on November 14, 2006 by Jairo Tavizon Ramos