- Paperback: 71 pages
- Publisher: Future Garden Inc; 3 edition (March 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0967202604
- ISBN-13: 978-0967202600
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.2 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 12 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,157,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How To Hydroponics 3rd Edition
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This useful guide is 69 pages, well written, and easy to follow. It provides detailed instructions, step-by-step, on building your own hydroponic systems. The guide takes you from buying the parts to putting the plants into your working system.
It lists all the parts you'll need, approximate costs per item, and what kind of store you can find them in (plumbing, marine supply, hardware, home-improvement, etc.) It also includes information on the basic requirements of plant growth. The guide provides good photos to illustrate the instructions and includes diagrams with measurements for the exact minded. If you have the tools and have been dying to build your own system, I highly recommend trying this guide. Amy Knutson - The Growing Edge -- Publisher Comments
About the Author
Keith Roberto first wrote How To Hydroponics in 1994 as a means to break down the high price barrier between prefabricated hydroponic gardens and the do it yourselfer. His goal was to teach the inside secrets to all who were curious so they too could enjoy the wonderful benefits of hydroponic gardening without the high price tag of commercial systems. The first edition of How To Hydroponics was reviewed by the industries leading magazine, The Growing Edge, and received a very strong recommendation by their staff. Ever since, Keith has made How To Hydroponics a work in progress, constantly adding and revising its content to reflect the most technologically advanced and most productive means for employing the hydroponic method of agriculture.
provide the do it yourselfer with an inexpensive entry to hydroponic gardening
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The book begins by giving a brief overview of hydroponics and then discusses the needs of the plant and how the gardner should meet these needs. The topics in this area include how to maintain proper pH and temperature, lighting, oxygenation, humidity, and nutrition. The book even includes recipes for making your own nutrient solution for the more sophisticated gardners.
Keith then gives blueprints for 3 affordable gardens than anyone can accomplish. The three gardens are
"The Hydroponic Planter" : EXTREMELY easy and cheap. An idiot could build this one in a weekend!!! Perfect for beginners.
"The aeroponic Aerospring" : Offers the reader the chance to build a garden employing the most advanced technique known for growing. Aeroponics! Again, easy and cheap but will require slightly more mechanical ability. ie: measuring and fitting PVC piping on a very small scale. You can learn how to glue the pipes together by simply asking your Homedepot salesman. He will give you everything you need to do the job right.
"The PVC pipe hydroponic System(s)" : This system will allow the reader to build a system that will support as few as two plants to infinitum. Two size systems using 4 and 6 inch pipe are included. The skys the limit here. To build this system you will be required to make more precise cuts and a knowledge of the proper tools and fitting PVC piping is a definite plus.
All of these systems are "doable" by beginners. This is the only book I have seen on the topic that can have you growing in only 2 days.
It also includes lots of pictures and drawings to keep you on target. The pictures are black and white but suffice. If you are interested in color photos, the book is also avialable in pdf format from [...] at the same price.
Good luck and enjoy!
I've built all 3 systems and they are outperforming my soil garden by a factor of two to three times.
Very pleased - i recommend this book!