There are some really great books on growing marijuana that are truly worth adding to anyone’s cannabis library. Whether you want to get started on the cannabis cultivation business or you just want to give a friend who’s interested in growing his own cannabis plants a very useful gift for Christmas, here are the best books you can buy on the topic:
1. The Cannabis Grow Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing Marijuana for Recreational and Medical Use by Greg Green
Get this grow bible is a cannabis grower’s staple. It explains the art and the science behind growing high-quality cannabis plants. It includes practical advice on how to cope with the demands of maintaining your own cannabis garden, proven methods on how to maximize your yield and how to ensure the potency of your plants, indoor and outdoor cultivation techniques, and hundreds of color and black-and-white photos and illustrations.
2. Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible by Jorge Cervantes
This indoor/outdoor grower’s guide is considered to be the most comprehensive and the most exhaustive when it comes to cultivating cannabis. The book features more than 500 full color pages offering easy-to-understand directions on all aspects of growing cannabis plants, complete with more than 1,000 full color illustrations, charts, diagrams, and photographs. The book was originally published in 1983 and instantly became a best seller, with more than 500,000 copies sold. The book is in print in English, Spanish, Dutch, German, and French.
3. The Sinsemilla Technique by Kayo
The Sinsemilla Technique is an early classic, aimed at beginners and mid-level growers who want information on high potency cannabis strains and on how to improve quality. It was written using a conversational tone and with as little jargon as possible. Sinsemilla is an indoor cannabis growing technique where only the female plant is allowed to blossom. The female blossoms produce no seeds, having no pollen from the male cannabis plant, and therefore form large panicled flowers.
4. Marijuana Grower’s Handbook by Ed Rosenthal
This book also provides a comprehensive and in-depth guide to growing cannabis plants, but it has a Q&A section that is packed with solutions to various problems and questions that growers experience and ask. This book, written by marijuana activist and legalization movement hero Ed Rosenthal, maintains a humble yet authoritative tone. First published in the mid-1980s and with several new editions in between, the book ensures that its contents are up-to-date and relevant to the times, especially given that the cannabis industry is a rapidly evolving one.
5. Marijuana Botany: An Advanced Study: The Propagation and Breeding of Distinctive Cannabis by Robert Connell Clarke
This book presents propagation techniques and scientific knowledge in the preservation of marijuana strains. You can also get information on marijuana genetics and breeding, as well as horticultural principles and practical applications.
6. The Cannabis Breeder’s Bible: The Definitive Guide to Marijuana Genetics, Cannabis Botany and Creating Strains for the Seed Market by Greg Green
Another book from Greg Green, this complete guide expands on the advanced cultivation techniques that the author presented in his previous — and very popular — book “Cannabis Grow Bible.” It gives you the real-world tools you need to grow cannabis varieties and strains that are potent and are of superior quality. It shares expert breeding techniques and information on new age cultivars and trendy cannabis hybrids, as well as ways on how to develop these hybrids for the very lucrative international seed market. This book also delves deeper in subjects like advanced pollination, seed collection and storage, increasing potency, feminizing plants, enhancing calyx development, breeding compatibility, growth hormones, cannabinoids, common mutations, plant cells, and advanced floral traits. This book comes complete with beautiful photographs, in-depth interviews with cannabis breeders and cannabis seed bank professionals, as well as instructive illustrations.