Starting Hydroponic Business

Foreword...4

Plants For Food & Pharmacy...6

You Are What You Eat...6 Hydroponics To The Rescue...7 It Starts With A Seed...8

What Is Hydroponics?...10

A Brief History Of Hydroponics...11 Current Research...13

What All Gardeners Can Learn From NASA...13 It's All About The Roots...l4

Hydroponic Mediums...l6

Coconut Coir. ..17 Perlite...17 LECA...17 Perfect Starts...18 Rockwool...19

Hydroponic Technology...20

Sand And Gravel Culture...21

The Dutch Bucket Method...22

The Rockwool Slab Drip System...22

The Nutrient Film Technique (NFT)...23

The Raft System...23

Ein Gedi System...24

Aeroponics...24

The Autopot...25

Vertical Gardening...25

Plant Nutrition...26

The Organic Composition Of Plants...27

Macro Nutrients ...27

Micro Nutrients...28

Selecting A Hydroponic Nutrient...31

Making Your Own Nutrients...32

Maintaining Nutrient Concentration And pH...34

Nutrient Solution Microbiology ...37

Supercharge Your Garden With CO2...38

Do-It-Yourself CO2...39

Let There Be Light...40

High Intensity Discharge (HID) Lighting...40 Intensity...4l

Duration (Photoperiod):...4l Color (Photosynthetic spectrum) ...42 Choosing A Grow Light...44

Hydroponics As A Business...45

Making A Market For Your Garden...45 Investigate Your Local Market...45

Product Quality Considerations...46 Approaching Prospective Customers...47

Growers Guide To Popular Plants...50 Getting Started With Seeds...51 Successful Seed Starting ...52 Making clones of your favorite plants...53 Stocking Your Hydroponic System...54 The Stages Of Growth...55

Problems In The Garden...56

The First Line Of Defense...56 Fungi, Algae And Disease...57 Problem Pests...59

Integrated Pest Management Web Sites...60

Build Your Own Systems...62

Planning Your Hydroponic Garden...62 Eight Hydroponic Systems You Can Build...63 Hydroponic System Plans Quicklist...64

The Hydroponic Planter...65

Parts List...65 Tools You'll Need...65

The Lettuce Raft System...68

Parts List...68 Tools You'll Need...68

The Aerospring System...71

Parts List...71

Tools You'll Need...71

Aerospring Growers Guide...76

The Dutch Bucket System...77

Parts List...77 Tools You'll Need...77

The Dutch Bucket Garden Growers Guide...82

The PVC Pipe Gardens...83

Parts List...83

Tools You'll Need...84

PVC Pipe Gardens - Growers Guide...91

The Autopot...92 Gardening Indoors...94

The Spare Closet Garden...94 The Do-It-Yourself Greenhouse...96 The Prefabricated Greenhouse...96 The Professional Greenhouse...97 Conclusion ...98

Index...99

Growing Soilless

Growing Soilless

This is an easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide to growing organic, healthy vegetable, herbs and house plants without soil. Clearly illustrated with black and white line drawings, the book covers every aspect of home hydroponic gardening.

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