Books for beginners
After a quick check of my own collection, I have a list of six books I
"Home Hydroponics and How to Do It" by Lem Jones, Crown Pub. 1977
Good basic info.
"Hydroponics For Everyone" by Dr. Struan K Sutherland, Highland House Pub. 1987
I like this book for its simple systems and drawings/photos. Good
information presented clearly.
"Hydroponic Gardening, A Practical Guide To Growing Plants Without Soil"
by Lon Dalton/Rob Smith, Cobb/Horwood Pub 1985
Probably my favorite beginner level book. Lots of excellent quality photos,
Detailed drawings of various systems, good horticultural advice. I liked
the strawberry columns he details so well, I built three. They worked GREAT.
"Grower's Bulletin #5, 2nd ed. Nutrient Film Technique" by Glasshouse Crops
Research Institute, Little Hampton, W. Sussex England 1985
Great technical info for pretty cheap.
"Basic Hydroponics" by M E Muckle 1982
A compilation of technical papers and articles published by Mr Muckle, a
self-proclaimed "expert" on hydroponics. Some good information. He also
owns a store in Vancouver BC: Western Water Farms. Lots of attitude here
but he does have some good advice. He also publishes a pretty decent
"Hydroponic Food Production" by Howard Resh 1978, 1985, ...
This book has been mentioned before by others, but I felt it should be
mentioned again. This is definitely the definitive book on hydroponics.
Once you've gotten hooked, this is the best general reference you can get.
All of these books can be, or at least were purchased through the
Hydroponics Society of America. A good organization with many
experienced growers, willing to share information and advice with
others. I've lost contact with them over the last couple of years for
vatious reasons, but can heartily recommend them as a great source of
help/information. The address I have for them is:
Hydroponic Society of America
P.O. Box 6067
Concord, Ca. 94524
This is about 5 years old, so I suppose it could have changed...