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"Without literature, life is hell." Charles Bukowski said it best. Without the written word, you are missing a piece of the puzzle. I have seen here and there the sentiment that if you learned how to grow from a book then you are not an OG or not, for whatever reason, pertinent to the conversation. I think that's absolutely asinine. Some folks don't ever have a mentor and learn from the forums, magazines, or books. I was fortunate enough to have someone tell me a thing or two and have a deep fascination for books. I continue to learn through every single one of you, as well as from shoving all the literature I possibly can into my brain.

The point of this thread is to recommend cannabis books to one another. That can be anything from a How to grow book to a political piece. Instead of listing all the shit I have read and have yet to read, I'll start with a really cool little read I picked up from my tenure working at a book store.

An old school classic Dare to Grow Yer Own Stone by Alexander Sumach.

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Originally published in 1973 this book has some really great illustrations and information. It has some background on the Cannabis movement and legality in Vancouver. After a couple of pages you get to the meat and bones of the piece, which is a how to grow and avoid detection old school style. I say this because there are a lot of outdated methods (such as drying your bud with an oven or coffee machines) but stuff that I feel is absolutely necessary to know. Some methodology may not be applicable anymore due to scientific discoveries and advancement of grow technology but it's important to know the thought process. I think its amazing to see what growers in the 70's thought about cultivation and what techniques they used to do so and to avoid law enforcement. It's important, again in my opinion, to see the grower evolution and to then apply to common day practices. WARNING!!! If you have vision problems you may find this to be a difficult read. The entire book is hand written, as are the illustrations hand drawn, therefore at certain times it can be kinda hard to discern what the hell you are looking at. If you can push through, it's a very great read and look into the minds of those who had the pleasure of courting this plant long before we did.
 
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Not a cannabis book but @Schwaggy P recommended Secret Life of Plants a few months back and it blew my mind. Had to reread almost all of it. Easy reading just hard to get my mind around the crazy shit in it.
Nice! That's one on my list. I heard jayplantspeaker talking about it. Gah I have so many books to read through. 👨‍💻
 
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Nice! That's one on my list. I heard jayplantspeaker talking about it. Gah I have so many books to read through. 👨‍💻
Books are the way i learned to grow some of them good some not so good. I am not sure if there is a single source book on growing but i never found it. What i did gain was a little piece from each book that help me develop my growing style. So they all served a purpose in there own way. The internet was around when i first started growing but it was young and also had a lot of BAD info on growing. Some of my research would lead me to a forum but i never stayed with one. I wish i had to be honest probably would have shaved a lot of learning time off. Seems like i always have to learn the hard way :ROFLMAO:
 
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I started out with Jorge's indoor cannabis grow Bible, read it about 15 times while living in the house I'm at now for a year by myself,(the wife and I had a split in 08) then I moved on the rosenthalls Bible, then Jorge's big purple encyclopedia, these 3 and a year or so of reading on forums and I took the plunge, but I can definitely recommend those 3 for anyone needing the crash course in a few pieces of lit
 
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I started out with Jorge's indoor cannabis grow Bible, read it about 15 times while living in the house I'm at now for a year by myself,(the wife and I had a split in 08) then I moved on the rosenthalls Bible, then Jorge's big purple encyclopedia, these 3 and a year or so of reading on forums and I took the plunge, but I can definitely recommend those 3 for anyone needing the crash course in a few pieces of lit
Not a grow book but i really like my latest book purchase. Ed Rosenthal's Beyond buds. Clears a lot of things up about concentrates. For any one confused with all the info out there. Also touches on drying and curing as well.
 
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Books are the way i learned to grow some of them good some not so good. I am not sure if there is a single source book on growing but i never found it. What i did gain was a little piece from each book that help me develop my growing style. So they all served a purpose in there own way. The internet was around when i first started growing but it was young and also had a lot of BAD info on growing. Some of my research would lead me to a forum but i never stayed with one. I wish i had to be honest probably would have shaved a lot of learning time off. Seems like i always have to learn the hard way :ROFLMAO:
Same here dude. I took a little bit from the people that I hungout with, a little bit from the books, a little bit from the forums, a little bit from potcasts and listening to breeders talk shop. There are definitely a number of how to grow books that are a bit much. I noticed how more books came out as legality reached states. A lot people just trying to make a buck off regurgitated information.

I started out with Jorge's indoor cannabis grow Bible, read it about 15 times while living in the house I'm at now for a year by myself,(the wife and I had a split in 08) then I moved on the rosenthalls Bible, then Jorge's big purple encyclopedia, these 3 and a year or so of reading on forums and I took the plunge, but I can definitely recommend those 3 for anyone needing the crash course in a few pieces of lit
Nice! Jorge's book was my first foray into growing literature. I loved it man. From there I too jumped to Rosenthal and found his style of writing up my alley. I dig the way he presents information, though I still respect Cervantes. The book that got me and the one that I reread over and over is Marijuana Grower's Insider's Guide by Mel Frank. It's from '78 but I picked up the 5th edition released in '93 with much more updated information. MAN I love that book!
 
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The folks growing back in the 70's and 80's were real pioneers. Some of the books i have seen from that era were like WTF. My favorite was one explaining the method of grafting hops to cannabis plants. :ROFLMAO:
 
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Not a grow book but i really like my latest book purchase. Ed Rosenthal's Beyond buds. Clears a lot of things up about concentrates. For any one confused with all the info out there. Also touches on drying and curing as well.
I actually planned on picking up that read soon, how did you like it? I read Marijuana Harvest and thought it was decent. I really appreciated the step by step in making tinctures and the like. I was interested in Beyond Buds for rosin. Does he go into decent detail about curing and what not when it comes to rosin?
 
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The folks growing back in the 70's and 80's were real pioneers. Some of the books i have seen from that era were like WTF. My favorite was one explaining the method of grafting hops to cannabis plants. :ROFLMAO:
DUDE! Hahaha i was literally thinking that when I was reading through layering, soil layering, and air layering in Marijuana Botany and I was like damn these dudes were DOING IT.
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I actually planned on picking up that read soon, how did you like it? I read Marijuana Harvest and thought it was decent. I really appreciated the step by step in making tinctures and the like. I was interested in Beyond Buds for rosin. Does he go into decent detail about curing and what not when it comes to rosin?
I don't recall right off about the rosin curing. The book is a very in depth look at concentrates and well worth buying.
 
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