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05-09-2005, 02:47 AM
I've read that these two are the best.
1. The Cannabis Grow Bible by Greg Green
2. Indoor Marijuana Horticulture by Jorge Cervantes
05-09-2005, 07:33 PM
Hey, Hotglass--how do I get a copy of the book by Greg Green?
05-10-2005, 03:14 PM
Hey, Hotglass--how do I get a copy of the book by Greg Green?
Hi bluefly, Greg Green's The Cannabis Grow Bible can be readily found at Amazon.com.
Hope this helps!
05-13-2005, 01:09 PM
I used #2, the book by Jorge Cervantes. I do not have a reference on the first, but I am now interested. The book by Mr. Cervantes was fantastic! I great end to end'r and also a continuous refererence piece. I can't recommend it enough for a novice to mid level grower.
Amazon has all these books, as mentioned, and I think they have user commentary as well if you want to get other people's thoughts on them. That was how I settled on Jorge's book. It was were I got started from absolute zero... that book... and I had a kick-ass first grow, in hydro even, and even if I do say so myself. ;)
05-13-2005, 07:08 PM
I agree the Indoor Bible is an excellent book it helped me get through my first grow a few years back i still go back to it every time i run into a problem.
In The Wind
05-13-2005, 09:23 PM
I think I have every grow book written, including DJ's..amazon does carry everthing your looking for
Greg Green's book is a good start :)
05-14-2005, 11:55 PM
In the Wind,
As you have so many books, which ones do feel are the absolute best? If you need to perhaps categorize them a bit... like beginner and advanced, or any way that makes sense if an outright list does not.
Thanks in advance!
05-15-2005, 12:06 AM
Hey Zig.... I've got the Cervantes book and I thought it was terrible. It's poorly written with a lot of contradictory or just plain wrong information. I'll sell mine cheap if someone wants it. I haven't seen the Bible, but it has to be better than Cervantes book.
By the way Zig...finally got my new grow going! Have you got a place to grow outdoors? If so, I'll have some plants for you soon.
05-21-2005, 05:37 PM
I have the Cannabis Bible, that I use more like an encyclopedia for little bits of info - or for a term. I like it, but I was disappointed that it didn't go into more details in many areas. It is also very weak on the floro side of growing :o. I also have the Marijuana Grower's Guide from 1990, by mel frank & ed rosenthal. This is my thumbed through, re-read often, growing book. The figures should be taken with some tolerance (THC levels are fun to look at, and :meep: the sun curing method which isn't good :p) but I particularly like the book because it works on the natural life cycle of the plant with info on both indoor & outdoor growing. I would call it a good all around book.
05-22-2005, 07:38 AM
any member tha would like to get a .pdf (adobe reader) for the Cannabis Grow Bible by Greg Green scream my way its 8 MB file, so can be sent by email. peace.
05-22-2005, 08:50 AM
I have read Indoor Marijuana Horticulture so many times I think I have it memorized.
I haven't read the Cannabis Grow Bible, but I sure would like to get my hands on it. So same goes for me, feel free to email me a copy if any one has one. Thanks :)
03-16-2006, 01:22 PM
You may want to check out the new Bible. It has 512 color pages with 1120 color images. It is quite complete. See www.marijuanagrowing.com for more information. I would love know what you think about it. Marco started a thread about the new Bible, http://www.treatingyourself.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=11167&highlight=cervantes, you may want to check it out for more information on what others think.
03-16-2006, 03:13 PM
I just got BOG's new book, "Bonanza of Green". If you are intersted in doing an organic grow in soil, this is the book to have. He writes it in a clear and concise manner that anyone could follow. DJ Short's recent book is bascially a primer for growers, also. I am a hydro grower, but after reading BOG's book, I will do an organic soil grow in the near future. BOG makes it way too easy! Jorge
I bought "The Cannabis Grow Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing Marijuana for Recreational and Medical Use" today and I'm already done reading the first 3 chapters! It has helped me get an idea on how to start. Thank you, Hotglass, for the reference.
03-19-2006, 09:37 PM
its always good to read multiple source in order to get an idea of what is fact and what its just one writers personal preference. i find the cannabis grow bible- greg green, and mel frank's marijuana insiders guide to be the most imormative and non biased!
03-20-2006, 06:36 AM
Ask ten growers how to harvest the best crop and you get 20 different answers! There are so many different ways to grow the same plant! I am amazed how much I am constantly learning from growers.
Communicating with simple words, black and white drawings and a few color photos like most grow books does not do the best job of instruction. Not only must a book be packed with text that is well researched from many different points of view, it must appeal to everybody. It must also keep the readers attention and stimulate thought. It must teach.
Four years ago we were at a friend's home in Amsterdam. There was a pile of books about Amsterdam on the table. However, one book was full color with detailed drawings and outstanding photography. All of us wanted to look at the same book! I started working on the new edition of Marijuana Horticulture the same day. More than 300 growers and breeders are listed in the credits. They were personally consulted and contributed to the book.
03-20-2006, 07:22 AM
So Jorge.....I must owe all of my successs in applying what I learned from your last book!!!That and a lot of TLC .....my new book is on the way!!! Thanx.......now if I could only get you to come to Toronto and sign it......he he...well I can dream can't I? God Blesss and great Book!!!:D :D
03-20-2006, 09:45 AM
First let me say that I have read lots of books including The indoor bible... soma organic style.. Bog's bonanza of green and others...
I know this may sound kind of odd but I kind of like magazines... Now I know that they aren't as packed with information as a book, but think about how much you get out of a year of magazines... If you took say a year of TY magazine or a year of CC magazine and put it all together... I bet you would have more useful and current information than those books do. Now for reference they are great.. And I haven't seen the new bible so I have to check it out in order to give it a fair chance. Anyway... magazines are fun, they come out every month.. lots of pics... lots of info.. lots of current news... just has lots of what i'm looking for... the Internet is my reference book as well is TY.
03-20-2006, 02:28 PM
TLC is where it is at! You got to take care of the little ones! Would like to come to Toronto again one of these days. I am busy with a lot of travel here, and doubt I will make it for a while.
Magazines are great as is all media. The more information you soak in the better.
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