Six books to make your cannabis-growing prowess the envy of the at-home crowd

Books explain how to expertly grow legal cannabis at home, no matter the grower’s skill level

From a 700-page bible to a quick paperback, growing cannabis at home can be a real learning experience

From a 700-page bible to a quick paperback, growing cannabis at home can be a real learning experience

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Entering a legal dispensary is an experience for sure, offering as it does convenience, selection and information. But imagine how satisfying it would be to grow and harvest your very own cannabis in your very own home.

Google the words “grow my own weed” and behold the pages upon pages of results. There’s a wealth of information, but plenty of misinformation as well. Plus, the sheer breadth can be overwhelming.

To keep things focused on the very best offerings, The GrowthOp has rounded up six books that will explain how to expertly grow legal cannabis at home, no matter your skill level, and avoid having to dig through mounds of internet garbage.

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Cannabis plants need proper tending to ensure that they get from seed to use

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Growing Marijuana For Beginners: Cannabis Cultivation Indoors and Outdoors (paperback)

By Adam Holmes, 2014

$18.56, plus shipping, Amazon.ca

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Know this: Every great grower was a beginner once. If you’re a newbie, Growing Marijuana For Beginners is a must-read. Learn the fundamentals of composition and growth patterns of the different strains, as well as how to create environments specific to various strains. Holmes offers a 100 percent money-back guarantee, too, so if you find it didn’t improve your skills, simply return it.

The Cannabis Grow Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing Marijuana for Recreational and Medical Use (Third Edition, paperback)

By Greg Green, 2017

$58.20, includes shipping, chapters.indigo.ca

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Now in its third edition, The Cannabis Grow Bible is the it book for anyone looking to improve their cultivation skills. But buyers beware: this book is incredibly in-depth, with 700-plus pages of content. Novice growers might feel overwhelmed. That said, it’s well-curated into easy-to-follow chapters that explain everything from selecting strains to germinating and propagating seeds. The book also discusses the benefits and risks of indoors versus outdoor growing, and topics are illustrated with photographs, making it easy to follow along.

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One book offers information on the benefits and risks of indoors versus outdoor growing

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Homegrown Marijuana: Create a Hydroponic Growing System in Your Own Home (paperback)

By Joshua Sheets, 2015

$22.09, plus shipping, Amazon.ca

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No soil, no problem. This no-nonsense paperback offers a general overview on how to set up a hydroponic growing system at home. It’s straightforward and digestible, offering expert advice on everything from setting up the system to watering and propagating. It also provides a helpful section that addresses common problems, such as pests.

Marijuana: Growing Marijuana, A QuickStart Indoor And Outdoor Grower’s Guide For Medical And Personal Marijuana (paperback)

By Gary Keller and R. Moore, 2016

$17.92, plus shipping, Amazon.ca

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Here’s another quick and dirty option for novice to intermediate green thumbs. This particular read doesn’t include as many photos as some of the others on this list, but its text details a variety of topics, including whether or not at-home growers should try seeds or cloning and plant indoors or outdoors, as well as offers advice on other inevitable setbacks like bugs, lighting and watering.

Grow Your Own: Understanding, Cultivating and Enjoying Cannabis (paperback)

By Nichole Graf and Micah Sherman, 2017

$32.85, includes shipping, chapters.indigo.ca

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The authors teach the fundamentals of home-grown cannabis in their co-authored paperback, discussing strategies from raising plants start to finish. Readers will learn the basics, like how to mix optimal soil and harvest bud. That said, the book goes beyond growing. The duo also offers ideas on how to put your bounty to use, including recipes and home-made paraphernalia.

What’s Wrong with My Marijuana Plant?: A Cannabis Grower’s Visual Guide to Easy Diagnosis and Organic Remedies (paperback)

By David Deardorff, 2017

$19.99, plus shipping, chapters.indigo.ca

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Even the greenest of green thumbs will experience some kind of setback at some point during her or his growing career. After all, these plants can be as temperamental as a pre-teen. What’s Wrong with My Marijuana Plant? is a useful reference book by plant pathologist David Deardorff. It features aesthetically pleasing visuals that help identify issues, from wilting leaves to strange spots on the plant, bugs, mysterious fuzz and more, with solutions to fix each issue.

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