Growing Plants Without Soil, The A.B.C. of Plant Chemiculture

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PREFACE - INTRODUCTION - CONTENTS - I. HISTORY OF SOIL-LESS GARDENING - II. ADVANTAGES OF PLANT CHEMICULTURE - III. THE FUNCTION OF PLANT CHEMICULTURE - IV. THE RELATION OF CHEMICALS TO PLANT AND ANIMAL LIFE - V. CHEMICALS NEEDED BY PLANTS - VI. GERMINATION - VII. FORMULAS FOR NUTRIENT SOLUTIONS - VIII. EXPLANATION OF USE OF FORMULA - IX. SUGGESTIONS IN PREPARATION AND USE OF FORMULAS, AND CONTROL OF TANK CULTURE - X. CONSTRUCTION OF TANKS - XI. AERATION - XII. ACIDITY VERSUS ALKALINITY - XIII. SAND CULTURE - XIV. PROPER ENVIRONMENT: TEMPERATURE, HUMIDITY AND VENTILATION - XV. HOW TO MAKE CUTTINGS - XVI. ROOT-GROWING SUBSTANCES OR HORMONES AND AUXINS - XVII. DIRECTIONS FOR TREATING CUTTINGS WITH AUXIN (PLANT GROWTH HORMONE) - XVIII. BUDDING AND GRAFTING - XIX. THE CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF GREENHOUSES - XX. SYMPTOMS OF PLANT FOOD DEFICIENCY AND EXCESS IN PLANTS - XXI. DESCRIPTION OF DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS IN APPLE TREES - XXII. REACTION OF PLANTS TO CHEMICALS - APPENDIX - WHAT TO PLANT AT THE SEASHORE AND IN MOUNTAINS - WHAT TO PLANT IN SHADY AREAS - FLOWER PLANTING CALENDAR - BULB PLANTING CALENDAR - VEGETABLE PLANTING CALENDAR - COMMON GARDEN INSECTS OF CALIFORNIA AND METHODS OF CONTROL - CHEMICAL ANALYSES OF LOS ANGELES WATER - COMPOSITION OF CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS USED IN NUTRIENT SOLUTIONS - APPROXIMATE TABLE OF MEASUREMENTS - COMMENSURATION TABLES - ATOMIC WEIGHT TABLE - POSITIVE IONS - NEGATIVE IONS - CHEMICAL ELEMENTS IN THE HUMAN BODY - VITAMINS AND MINERALS ESSENTIAL TO LIFE - HOW TO TEST FOR COMMON METALS OR CATIONS - TESTS WITH ORGANIC REAGENTS - TESTS FOR METALS - HOW TO MAKE MICROCHEMICAL TESTS - CHEMICAL TESTS FOR AMATEURS - PERCENTAGE COMPOSITION OF FOODS - Vegetables - Cereals - Fruits and Nuts - Animal Origin - STATE FLOWERS - AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES - REFERENCES - ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS - GLOSSARY OF SCIENTIFIC TERMS - INDEX -