Hydroponics as a Hobby

Growing Plants Without Soil
Circular 844

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Requirements for Plant Growth
Hydroponic Systems

  • Water Culture or Aquaculture
  • Aggregate Culture
  • Aeroponics
  • Continuous Flow Systems
  • Getting Started

  • Seed Germination
  • Nutrient Solutions
  • Symptoms of Nutrient Deficiencies
    Experiments to Try
    Sources of Additional Information



    This circular was prepared by James C. Schmidt, Assistant Extension Horticulturist, John M. Gerber, Assistant Professor of Horticulture, and J. W. Courter, Professor of Horticulture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, based on an earlier edition prepared by J. D. Butler and N. F. Oebker.

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    Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Dennis Campion, Interim Director, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Cooperative Extension Service provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.

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