Hydroponics - Indoor Horticulture
Hydroponics - Indoor Horticulture represents an educational, in-depth, up-to-date, indoor horticultural growers guide that covers all principles of indoor hydroponic horticulture and gardening. This book contains 110,000 words, with over 300 diagrams, pictures, illustrations, graphs, tables, 3 dimensional CAD renderings, and is printed in full colour.
Hydroponics - Indoor Horticulture examines, explores, dissects and
presents a fully comprehensive step by step growers guide, relating
to all and every aspect of indoor hydroponic horticulture, with complete
chapters on plant biology, propagation, hydroponic systems, nutrients,
oxygen, carbon dioxide enrichment, pH, biological pest control, fungi/disease,
cuttings/clones, pruning/training, breeding, harvesting, equipment,
grow rooms, a full history of hydroponics, and more.
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from the book)
Acid: a bitter or sharp substance, having a pH less than 7 e.g. soil that has a pH of less than 7.5 is considered to be acidic.
Aeration: providing air or oxygen to soil and roots.
Aeroponics: the cultivation of plants by misting the roots suspended in the air.
Air roots: furry, hair-like white roots especially adapted to take up oxygen.
Alchemy: medieval fore-runner of chemistry particularly in the conversion of common elements into gold.
Algae: collective name given to plants that grow extensively in water.
Alkaline: having a pH greater than 7, e.g. soil that has a pH of 7 or greater is considered to be alkaline.
Alkaloids: basic organic compounds containing nitrogen.
Alternating current (AC): an electrical current that alters direction several times a second.
Amino acid: building block of protein.
Ampere (amp): the unit used to gauge the strength of an electrical current.
Annual: a plant that germinates from seed, matures and produces new seeds in a year or growing season e.g. tomatoes are annuals.
Apical: of, at, or being the apex. Aquaculture: another term for hydroponics.
Atom: the smallest particle of matter possessing the properties of an element.
Auxin: plant growth-regulating substance which, among other things, encourages cell growth by elongation, stimulates cell division thereby encouraging growth, promotes phototropism by growth towards a light source, stimulates fruit development, encourages callouses or basal swelling in wounds, promotes rooting of cuttings, regulates plant height and induces flower formation.