Excellent Aerogarden Farm Design Ideas That Integrated With Wi Fi And Smartphone 34
Excellent Aerogarden Farm Design Ideas That Integrated With Wi Fi And Smartphone 34

38 Excellent Aerogarden Farm Design Ideas That Integrated With Wi Fi And Smartphone

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The concept of soil-less gardening or hydroponics has been around for thousands of years. Consider the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, probably the earliest example of hydroponic gardening.

In the 10th and 11th centuries, the Aztecs were living in a marshy lake shore and built rafts of seeds and roots and floated them out to the center of the lake. Crops grew on the top of these rafts, their roots reaching through the rafts and into the water. Marco Polo’s writings indicate he witnessed similar floating gardens while visiting China in the late 13th century.

Sir Francis Bacon did research on soil-less gardening in the 1620s. His work was published posthumously in 1627 and started a wave of research into hydroponic gardening.

Jean Baptista van Helmont, in the 1640s performed his flawed Willow Tree Experiment that proved plants obtain substances from water.

In 1699, English scientist, John Woodward, experimented on spearmint growth in various water solutions. He concluded that the plants received nutrients from both soil and water as faster grown and healthier plants were grown in water that had been mixed with soil and then drained. The farmers of that time believed the nutrients were in the water as their crops failed in drought conditions regardless of the quality of soil.

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