Book Review: The Cannabis Grow Bible

December 10, 2017 | SteveElliott

By Greg Green, 3rd Edition, 2017, 690 pages, $40. Whether you're a beginner, an intermediate grower, or a pro, you can benefit from the breadth & depth of information presented.


cannabis-grow-bible-book1.jpgIt’s really no exaggeration to describe Greg Green’s Cannabis Grow Bible as a magnum opus. Its sheer heft (690 pages) and broad coverage of the topic sets a lofty standard for books on Cannabis horticulture.

Green hails from Ireland, making him rather unique among the increasingly crowded field of marijuana grow experts. The first two editions of his comprehensive and well-presented book struck a chord with growers, leading to sales of more than 55,000 copies of the first edition and 100,000 copies of the second.

Now the third edition of the Bible delivers fully updated information, with new sections on organics, hydroponics and LED lighting along with more than 1,100 color photos.

Methods for growers who want to maximize yield and potency are the “draw” of this book. Green’s signature style blends a solid understanding of Cannabis botany with practical advice regarding the day-to-day challenges of maintaining a high-yield garden.

The book covers everything from selecting the best genetics, to dealing with pests and predators, to concealing your crop from prying eyes, to germinating seeds, making clones and growing buds. In particular, it gives an excellent explanation of the “Sea of Green” technique, which gives a high yield using fewer plants, which is important information for growers are often penalized for exceeding a certain number of plants.

As a grower who loves to use seeds, particularly in making interesting crosses, I loved the chapter on “How to Breed Cannabis.” Pollen collecting, seed storage and the principles of simple plant breeding and genetics are clearly explained.

If you want to learn more about both indoor and outdoor growing techniques, soil and hydroponic grows, organic gardening and hash extraction, you’ll find abundant information on those topics.

Whether you’re a beginner, an intermediate grower, or a pro, you can benefit from the breadth and depth of information presented.

Professionals in particular will benefit from the chapters covering advanced systems and breeding.

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