Author: Howard M. Resh
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2015-02-09
Hydroponics offers many advantages to traditional soil-based horticulture. These include greater control over many of the limiting factors, such as light, temperature, and pests, as well as the ability to grow plants in all seasons. With instruction from one of the top recognized authorities worldwide, Hydroponics for the Home Grower gives you step-by-step guidance on how to grow tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, arugula, bok choy, and various herbs year-round within your home or in a backyard greenhouse. Read an Interview with Dr. Resh here With Dr. Howard Resh’s help, you’ll learn: Background information on how hydroponics evolved The nutritional and environmental demands of plants and how to control these factors How to provide formulations of nutrients optimal to the plants you wish to grow The many different hydroponic systems you can purchase or build for yourself Designs for different types of greenhouses with components to fit your personal taste and budget Crop selection and step-by-step procedures, including seeding, transplanting, training, pest and disease control, and harvesting—along with when to plant and when to change crops How you can grow microgreens on your kitchen counter The book includes an appendix with sources of seeds and other supplies, along with helpful websites and lists of books, articles, and conferences on growing hydroponically and caring for your crops. By following the guidelines in this book, you’ll understand everything you need to know to get your home-growing operation up and running in no time.
Author: Howard M. Resh
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Hydroponic Food Production: A Definitive Guidebook for the Advanced Home Gardener and the Commercial Hydroponic Grower, Seventh Edition is a comprehensive guide to soilless culture with extensively new and updated contents from the previous edition published in 2001. Meant for hobby and commercial growers, the book: Shows the reader how to set up a hydroponic operation with the options of using any of the many hydroponic cultures presently used in the industry to grow vegetable crops Provides background in plant physiology and nutrition essential for growing these crops Describes nutrient formulations and their applications in nutrient solutions with calculations This practical guide to soilless growing practices provides detailed information on how to design, set up, and operate hydroponic culture systems. Featuring more than 500 photographs, drawings, and tables, the seventh edition of this bestselling book has been extensively updated and expanded. The text describes the most successful growing cultures to use with specific crops and details media as well as hydroponic techniques. Chapters cover nutrient uptake and mixing as well as deficiencies and their symptoms, plant nutrition, nutrient solution, water culture, tropical hydroponics and special applications, plant culture, nutrient film technique, gravel culture, and more.
How to Grow Hydroponic Marijuana at Home A complete Guide to Growing Most Potent Cannabis Ever! I have been obsessed with Hydroponic Cannabis since I first came across them 7 years ago. I immediately knew this is the KING of all Cannabis by far. Since then I have tried and tested various ways to grow them. Not each try ended in success, but when I did, I realized how easy it is to do grow them only IF one knows the tricks and tips. Here in this book I share my proven methods for you to try. Hydroponics is the term which means "water working". The practice of growing marijuana with hydroponics is just like the growing of plants in highly oxygenated water or in nutrient enriched liquid. There are many types of hydroponic approaches that are much suitable for indoor growing of marijuana. Hydroponics has the ability to grow crops much higher than the traditional yields. It makes the growth of yields in those areas where the soil cannot support crops to grow. The growth rate of marijuana becomes double when hydroponics method is used. The plants of marijuana will grow much healthier and faster in the hydroponic system as compared to the traditional soil base growth of plants. This book comprises of the detailed explanation of the steps, tools and setups required for the Hydroponic cannabis Growth. The book is divided into seven sections; each section contains the detailed information about the hydroponics process. In the first section, the basic understanding of hydroponic marijuana is given. The basics and growing of Hydroponic marijuana is stated in the second and third chapter respectively. Step by step procedure for growing hydroponic marijuana is mentioned in the fourth section. The fifth chapter is about the harvest time; Drying and cutting process is described in the sixth section of the book. In the last section, the steps to store the Hydroponic Cannabis are explained. It also explains that how Hydroponic Cannabis can be preserved for long time. Not only these, the book confesses the importance of cannabis in the medical field or industry for its healing abilities. Moreover it also discusses its advantages and disadvantages in human life. You will learn: Understanding Hydroponic Marijuana Why Hydroponic Marijuana is the most Potent Basics of Growing Hydroponic Marijuana 5 Popular Indoor Growing Methods Preparation You Need to Take to Grow Hydroponic Marijuana Tools you need to get Started 7 Step by step instruction for Growing Hydroponic Marijuana How to use proper Fertilizers and other Nutrition How long it takes to Harvest How to dry How to Cure How to Properly Store Them for Long Term If you follow the steps I outlined in this book, you will see success. Remember to try this only where it is legal by the law to do so. Good luck!
Author: J. Benton Jones, Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Revolutionary hydroponic/soilless advances are being achieved by efficiently improving results with the application of new concepts, methods, and equipment. The new edition of a bestseller, Hydroponics: A Practical Guide for the Soilless Grower has been revised to reflect these advances with new chapters that provide essential information on greenhouse design, function, and methods for crop production and management. With approximately 40% additional material in the second edition, the book is a state-of-the-art, comprehensive guide. The second edition begins with the concepts of how plants grow and then describes the requirements necessary to be successful when using various hydroponic and soilless growing methods. The major focus is on the nutritional requirements of plants and how best to prepare and use nutrient solutions for different plants using various growing systems under a wide range of environmental conditions. Supported by a wealth of tables, figures, and nutrient formulas the book provides clear explanations of the advantages and disadvantages of each hydroponic growth system. Appropriate for a wide audience, this edition is a practical guide, overview, and handy reference for advanced hobbyists, commercial growers, and researchers.
Use the perfect method for growing the small amounts of marijuana needed for medical use, easily, organically, and year-round, with a simple hydroponic system. Most people who are interested in growing medical marijuana at home aren't experienced in growing marijuana; they've just found themselves in a medical situation where it can help. The most efficient and intensive method of cultivating marijuana, especially on the small-scale grower level, is by hydroponic gardening. Also, hydroponic methods lend themselves easily to organic standards and rarely require pesticides. With step-by-step instructions and photos, hydroponics and marijuana-growing expert Joshua Sheets shows how to create, build, maintain, and harvest a hydroponic marijuana garden. He even includes information on the best nutrient solutions and breeding plants. Over 25 million Americans are potentially eligible to use medical marijuana based on their diagnoses, yet fewer than 800,000 currently do. As more eligible patients opt for alternative treatment options such as marijuana, a rising amount of medical marijuana will need to be produced to keep up with demand. Most states that permit medical marijuana growing allow the license-holder to grow a certain number of plants for home or medical use. Whether you use marijuana to aid health, especially to alleviate the effects of chemotherapy and other drugs, or, in states where it is legal, as a recreational drug similar to alcohol, Homegrown Marijuana is the perfect book to take control of your own production.
Author: Tom Alexander
Publisher: New Moon Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 1994
The Best of the GROWING EDGE is a compilation of articles by 26 authors who have contributed to a different way of looking at the process of cultivating plants for food, for pleasure, or for profit. It will provide many new growers with the information they need to get started in HIGH-TECH gardening, indoors, outdoors or in the greenhouse. There is basic information on every major topic - soilless gardening, nutrients, pest controls, environmental controls, plant varieties, propagation, production methods & other techniques. It's more than just another gardening book. It is a view that seeks to reconcile the demand for plants with the environmental & cultural realities of the 21st century. There is enough information on new equipment & techniques to keep the most avid "techno-gardener" busy for years.
Hydroponics is the future of food production. Learn how to easily create a hydroponic system in your backyard or home and produce high-quality food at a fraction of the conventional cost, regardless of your level of expertise. Different hydroponic systems (nutrient film technique, wick, drip, aeroponic, water culture, ebb and flow) are explained, along with information on how to set up and care for indoor and outdoor growing environments. All-time favorites, such as tomatoes, salad greens, peas, and peppers, thrive in hydroponic conditions. This book also describes how to automate virtually every aspect of hydroponic gardening so you can minimize your time through the use of both commercial and homemade equipment, including relays, microcontrollers, shift registers, system alarms, and water-flow sensors, just to name a few.
Hydroponics as a hobby can provide enjoyment, stress relief, and the gratification of creating your own fresh, pesticide-free garden. The increased interest in hobby hydroponics over the last 30 years has created market demand and, therefore, widespread availability of small-scale hydroponic units. Hobby Hydroponics, Second Edition is a guide to all aspects of home hydroponic culture and systems, providing the most up-to-date information on hobby hydroponic growing, including the numerous advancements in concepts, technology, and products since the first edition. The book presents an overview of typical hobby hydroponic units available, describing representative systems including water culture—for example, aeroponics and nutrient film technique (NFT)—and soilless culture, such as coco coir, perlite culture, and vertical plant towers. The author discusses culture practices and the tools necessary to care for plants and provide optimum growing conditions by regulating variables including lighting, temperature, and carbon dioxide, as well as monitoring pH and electrical conductivity. He also provides information on nutrients, natural pest control, and symptoms of pests and imbalances to assist growers in being aware of and controlling these issues. The book instructs readers on how to start plants, recommends crop varieties, and even describes how to construct some systems in lieu of buying them, for readers who choose to do so. New this edition: Discusses new hobby units and components including lights, CO2 generators, and testing equipment Updates available nutrients and new products such as mycorrhizae Includes many new photographs Provides up-to-date references, suppliers, and websites Making hydroponics accessible to everyone willing to learn and apply the knowledge, this book provides the information necessary to start, grow, and reap the rewards of having your own hydroponic crops.
This richly illustrated, comprehensive guide to hydroponic gardening increases readers' harvests to levels they never thought possible. There are many advantages to hydroponics: in addition to providing greater control over the nutrition the plants receive, there are ecological benefits. Efficient use of water and the conservation of nutrients are important environmental considerations. With hydroponics, neither is lost down the drain or into the ground. Another benefit of hydroponic gardening is that plants get all their needs met within a smaller space. Hydroponics for Everybody explores different hydroponic systems and covers everything necessary for garden management, including what to look for in terms of nutrients and mediums and how to treat plant deficiencies. The section on setting up a grow room explains the equipment needed for successful indoor gardening. It covers lighting, ventilation, carbon dioxide, and other basic plant needs, and it offers pointers for controlling noise and odor. The section on organic hydroponics provides important insights and detailed instructions for successful urban gardening and kitchen farming. From the ABCs of basic gardening to high-tech installations and the most guarded secrets everything growers ever wanted to know about hydroponic gardening is here.
DIY Hydroponic Gardens takes the mystery out of growing in water. With practical information aimed at home DIYers, author Tyler Baras (Farmer Tyler to his fans) shows exactly how to build, plant, and maintain more than a dozen unique hydroponic systems, some of which cost just a few dollars to make. Growing produce without soil offers a unique opportunity to have a productive garden indoors or in areas where soil is not present. An expert in hydroponics, Baras has developed many unique and easy-to-build systems for growing entirely in water. In DIY Hydroponic Gardens, he shows with step-by-step photos precisely how to create these systems and how to plant and maintain them. All the information you need to get started with your home hydroponic system is included, from recipes for nutrient solutions, to light and ventilation sources, to specific plant-by-plant details that explain how to grow the most popular vegetables in a self-contained, soilless system. Even if you live in an area were water is scarce, a hydroponic system is the answer you’ve been looking for. Hydroponic systems are sealed and do not allow evaporation, making water loss virtually nonexistent.