Marijuana Grower’s Handbook: Your Complete Guide for Medical and Personal Marijuana Cultivation
The all new Marijuana Grower’s Handbook shows both beginners and advanced growers how to grow the biggest most resinous, potent buds! This book contains the latest knowledge, tools, and methods to grow great marijuana –indoors and out. Use the most efficient technology and save time, labor, and energy. Ed Rosenthal has been teaching people how to grow marijuana for more than 30 years. Let him help you cultivate bountiful buds and lots of them. With 500 pages of full color photos and illustrations, the book delivers all the basics that a novice grower needs, as well as scientific research for the experienced gardener. All aspects of cultivation are covered, from the selection of varieties, setting up of the garden, and through each stage of plant growth all the way to harvesting. Readers can link to Ed’s research for additional information,photos,and equipment updates. Full color photographs throughout clarify instructions and show the stunning results possible with Ed’s growing tips.
“Ed Rosenthal is the expert grower who holds the distinction of turning more people on to more pot than Cheech and Chong” – Tommy Chong
“A great book- and one that belongs on the shelves of any library.This book contains the latest knowledge, tools and methods to grow great marijuana indoors and out.” – Weedworld
“I received Ed’s new revised book today and I was so impressed with the vast amount of information it contains. I am very happy to be a contributor … Ed has outdone himself this time and this is a nice body of work…” – Subcool,TGA Seeds and author of DANK
“Books like Marijuana Grower’s Handbook are written once in a lifetime.” – Weedbay.net
“If you only own one book about cannabis, this is the one to have.” – Steve Kubby, American Medical Marijuana Association
Much like a college text book, this book is well written and almost overly informative. Lots of photos and illistrations make it easy to see what is being discussed. This particular edition has a few questions from a colum the author rights for High Times Magazine. SOme questions I had myself so I was glad the answers were there. This is a great start to finish book that covers most all topics in depth. If I were starting new, I would start here! This book is a must have for any marijuana enthusiast, beginner to master!!! This guide covers everything and I mean everything you NEED to know about growing medicinal marijuana. It couldn’t be explained simpler then this folks and with great results guartanteed to cure what ails you.
I’ve read 5-6 books on growing marijuana and this is by far the best. This goes beyond the basics that most other books offer. The other books I’ve read seem like they’re written by a hippie giving their techniques acquired through guesswork and hunches. Ed brings the stats and the science. I’m angry at myself for not buying this book earlier. There is so much info. in this book I have gotten a headache trying to absorb it all. No dought in my mind I know more about this stuff than anyone in my circle. Thanks Ed!Very visual, excellent pictures and graphs. Very educational and took the topic seriously. This would be the number one book I would recommend to novice or pro
This book is filled with everything a new grower needs. It is well written and easy to understand. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn all about growing. Definitely recommend this book to whomever wants to learn to grow. It’s a lot to take in but before reading this book I had no idea how to grow. After reading the book, I’m confident I could grow some decent bud. The book explains different ways to grow; Such as which lights are available to grow with and pro’s and con’s of the different types. It doesn’t tell you which light bulb is best to use, but rather you decide on which is best for the outcome you desire. Same goes for soil and nutrients. After reading many books on growning, finaly found one that gives the whole picture in an easy to follow format. Great job Ed This is the ultimate Marijuana growing book. It simply has an explains it all. Great pictures, explainations and examples on “how to”. If you are willing to because a growers this is a “must have” literature.I love this book. It has all the info u need. Only complaint I have is all the grammatical errors in the book as there are quite a few I noticed. Other than that excellent book. Would recommend to anybody wanting a book of this nature This is a GREAT book on what you need to know about growing Medical Marijuana. It cover all areas that are related to this subject, in great detail, and are presented as clear and simple as possible. Ed has much experiance and knowlege about growing, and presents it a very organized manner. One of the 2 best books on growing.
This is the perfect book for beginners and pro’s. It’s very informative and has great pics! Now I just need a legal handbook to navigate the civil penalties….these laws need changed people!! Ed’s book will not disappoint! It’s the official textbook for Oaksterdam University too!Not a bad informational book about the plant. Sometimes it seems whether I’m learning about a plant or having evolution shoved down my throat. I think the author could step off evolution and have an overall better book. Clearly his botanist teacher was a believer in it, so this author seems to think it’s factual. Either way, good information about the plant
very good book lots of info on growing would advise it to others very help full with little info on al The Marijuana Growers handbook has been very helpful in many ways. If you are wanting to gain knowledge on a small or large scale this book is for you. I would recomend this book to anyone very informative book. Just what i was looking for. It gives you all the information you need to grow medical marijuana from day 1 thru harvest and curing.WOW!!! This book is beyond amazing! Not only can I learn how to grow, but I know what to look for in my neighborhood! Someone has to step up and take back our neighborhoods. I’m tired of these idiot growers pushing their drugs onto the children who simply what to play in a safe environment! I’m onto you growers out there!!! P.S. This book is the best!!
All you need to know is in that book !! I’ve took some other book and it’s the best I’ve ever read. Easy to understand, good explication and expert tips. This is the MUST ! I bought Ed’s book many year’s ago,This book is the best one yet.The knowlege is far advanced from the first one.The chapters on soil makeup,Lighting,and feminizing is second to none.This book will help the beginer as well as the advanced grower.Ed this book is the best one yet & I highly recomend to all for medical & reconational use.Thanks Ed for another fine book,I would send pitchers of my grows,But the state I’m in is not MARJUANA friendly.Southern Man.Received the book and its everything and more i imagined…am very pleased with this book…very easy,very professional and very clear. give thx Ed…
This book is highly recommended for those wishing to study how marijuana cultivation has evolved throughout the years–from the technologies available at the time of publication, variations and adjustments to techniques over time, etc. Packed with valuable information, this edition will provide you with insight into the ways that scientific development, procedural modifications, and Ed’s own contributions have shaped marijuana cultivation as we know it.
For the most up-to-date information that takes advantage of the newest advances in horticulture, technology, and techniques, please check out our newest Deluxe edition, published June 2010. We’ve included fabulous, full-color eye candy of beautiful buds, helpful products, lush gardens–and even photos of what NOT to do. From germination to harvest, and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. Curiosity piqued? Click here to check out the updated edition
This book is highly recommended for those wishing to study how marijuana cultivation has evolved throughout the years–from the technologies available at the time of publication, variations and adjustments to techniques over time, etc. Packed with valuable information, this edition will provide you with insight into the ways that scientific development, procedural modifications, and Ed’s own contributions have shaped marijuana cultivation as we know it. For the most up-to-date information that takes advantage of the newest advances in horticulture, technology, and techniques, please check out our newest Deluxe edition, published June 2010. We’ve included fabulous, full-color eye candy of beautiful buds, helpful products, lush gardens–and even photos of what NOT to do. From germination to harvest, and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. Curiosity piqued?
This book is decent, but for a small closet grower like myself, I found it lacking. The scope of the book is meant to cover every type of grower, which isn’t ideal. It also has a lot of information that’s interesting, but not focused on the little guy. That doesn’t make it a bad book, but not exactly what I was needing. Not everyone needs to work through a college course to grow good bud and at some point its just information overload. I also have to comment on some of these reviews where they trash Jorge Cervantes (giving his great reference book 1 star) and then giving this book five stars and those are the only two reviews from this guy. It’s pretty obvious where this is coming from and only adds to Ed’s poor reputation in all things business related. Let your book stand on its own without the trash talk
If you only own one book about cannabis, this is the one to have. That’s because it is so extraordinarily comprehensive. No wonder it is used as an official course book at Oaksterdam University, Seriously, this work is encyclopedic in scope, covering every conceivable aspect of cannabis botany, cultivation and use. On behalf of the patients, physicians, nurses, attorneys, and dedicated activists of the American Medical Marijuana Association, it is my pleasure to recommend this outstanding and historic book by Ed Rosenthal. The American Medical Marijuana Association has been fighting for the rights of patients since 1999
I was going to review this book myself, but I came across the famous breeder Subcool’s review, couldn’t have put it better myself: I received Ed’s new revised book today and I was so impressed with the vast amount of information it contains and I wanted to give you guys a brief overview of The Book. I am very happy to be a contributor of course but seriously Ed has outdone himself this time and this is nice body of work.I asked Ed last year what his goal was. He explained that the original was written so long ago that technology was out of date and he wanted to update the book to incorporate all the latest technology both products and methods. Let’s face it, Ed has inspired a huge number of people to grow their own and in doing so he advanced what we know about Cannabis gardening by experimentation alone. Now Ed has absorbed all this info and laid it out in a usable form with more pictures than I expected. I am working on my own grow book and I have some idea what it takes and let me tell you Ed left nothing un-discussed in this book and as a reference book I will recommend no other from this point forward! Highlights for me include the dedication which is to the Late Great Jack Herer, the Forword by Tommy Chong, and finally a preface by Keith Stroup. You know you have a serious grow book in your hands from the get go.
In Ed’s Introduction Ed warns us “WARNING: Although using marijuana may not be addictive, growing it is.” DAMN RIGHT ED! I agree completely. I am blown away that to introduce Part one “Marijuana the Plant” Ed choose one of my favorite creations to illustrate the first page. My Space Bomb adorns a full page. As I read through the book I totally get the impression this is a text book just like you would learn from in school with stunning pictures and easy to read sections.
The book goes into detail about cannabis terpenes and their interactions with the human brain. I am very impressed with the detail of this new information. He covers the three types of cannabis in such detail that I can’t wait to finish this review and actually read this book from cover to cover. I am not saying this because Ed’s my editor you guys know I say what I mean and I have held Ed to task before but he really did a good job and I hope everyone doesn’t take this for granted and actually grabs a copy and uses it like we all did in the old days when it was the only information we had. THIS IS NOT THE SAME BOOK. There is a section on landraces, then a section on current varieties, the life cycle is covered, sexing plants, light spectrums, nutrient deficiencies, equipment, LED lights, trimming machines on and on it goes every page packed with information and pictures.
It goes on to cover harvest, curing, hash making, indoor, outdoor, and everything in between– especially new equipment and the latest current info appear to have been gathered and used to complete this guide. I whole heartily endorse this book as a reference book and I may take heat for not reading the complete book before writing this review but anyone that picks it up is going to be impressed and I know Ed is very proud of this work as he should be.
Product placement abounds in this latest edition of the “grow your own MJ” genre. The book is like a catalog of the latest gear available at your local hydro shop. That aside, the problem with this and every other grow book is that they are nothing more than retreads of outdated science. Yes, you can get good results following the instructions here but you can’t gain an understanding of the current state of scientific knowledge of plant physiology. For example, Rosenthal refers to phytochrome as a “flowering hormone” then goes on to explain–erroneously–that Pr and Pfr are responsible for the control of flowering. Sadly, this just isn’t the complete picture. Phytochrome is a pigment and structurally a protein, not a hormone, and while it sets clock genes in action it’s the protein, florigen that initiates flowering. Furthermore, the hypothesis that Pr and Pfr initiate flowering (called the Hourglass Model) was disproved by Russian scientist Mikhail Chailakhyan in (wait for it)… 1937! Why skip this stuff? In all, I like the book and it’s a good choice if you intend to buy just one guide, but I expected more from Rosenthal. Read it knowing that you’re getting shorthand not science, and if you really want to understand something about plants you need to get a copy of Lincoln Taiz’ Plant Physiology.
If you’re just starting out & could only buy one book this should be it. This book gives all the information to get started from scratch or to improve your existing system. Of course you CAN buy more than one book and should if you’re serious but this should be a core part of your library. It’s rather complete so if you’re not sure about starting a garden, read this and you should be able to make a well-informed decision. I say this as one who did start out with this book and I’ve been very happy. Click to view the Marijuana Grower’s Handbook for sale