Building a Floating Hydroponic Garden
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Sweat, Michael, Richard Tyson, and Robert Hochmuth. 2004. “Building a Floating Hydroponic Garden: HS943/HS184, Rev. 9/2003”. EDIS 2004 (1). Gainesville, FL.


The Aztecs and Incas amazed the Spanish conquistadors with their floating gardens, and now 500 years later you can impress your friends and neighbors with yours. A floating hydroponic garden is easy to build and can provide a tremendous amount of nutritious vegetables for home use, and best of all, hydroponic systems avoid pest problems commonly associated with the soil. This simple guide will show you how to build your own floating hydroponic garden using material locally available at a cost of about $40.00. This is document HS-943, a publication of the Horticultural Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Publication Date: March 2001. Revision Date: September 2003.

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