The History of Hydroponics

Where did hydroponics come from?

Hydroponics is a modern technology with roots in the origin of Earth. In fact, hydroponics is the oldest form of growing with ocean-going photosynthetic algae and photosynthetic bacteria actually existing before terrestrial plants, helping to produce the oxygenated environment we breathe today.

Modern hydroponics was developed from the findings of experiments carried out to determine plant composition dating back to the early 1600’s, but plants were being grown in soilless culture far earlier than this…