What are the best books to read to take your cannabis cultivation to the next level? If you want to become an expert grower, you need to build a base of knowledge in plant science and horticulture. We offer our recommendations for books that will help you to truly become a better-informed cannabis grower. Most of these books are not specific to cannabis, but rather explain the general principles of plant science and horticulture, which are applicable to all plants. We include a few recommendations for cannabis specific books as well, including, of course, “Coco for Cannabis: A grower’s guide”.
Books for Beginners
To establish your base of knowledge in plant science and horticulture, we recommend the following books:
"How Plants Work" by Linda Chalker-Scott
"Biology of Plants" by Peter H. Raven
"Introductory Plant Biology" by Kingsley R. Sterns et. al.
"Plant Propagation" by Alan TooGood
Books for Advanced Readers
Once you establish a strong base of knowledge in plant science, these books will help you become a true plant expert!
"Plant Physiology and Development" by Zeiger, Taiz et. al.
"Photoperiodism in Plants" by Thomas and Vince-Prue
“Soilless Culture: Theory and Practice” by Lieth and Raviv
“Molecular Mechanisms of Photosynthesis” by R.E. Blankenship
“Light Measurement Handbook” by Alex Ryer
When growing indoors, understanding the science of light can be as important as understanding photosynthesis in plants. Growing with artificial light means that we cannot take the light for granted. We use artificial light to recreate and enhance an outdoor environment. Ryer’s “Light Measurement Handbook” covers the physics of light and how it behaves in typical environments. This book is an excellent start and finish for anyone wanting to learn about the physics and practices of light.
Books Specific to Cannabis
Unfortunately, most books that are specific to cannabis cultivation are not grounded in a solid understanding of plant science and horticulture. This is why we created CocoforCannabis.com! If you are looking to read cannabis specific articles and tutorials that are grounded in plant science and horticulture allow us to recommend our own Table of Contents. At Coco for Cannabis, we provide resources that are backed by science and experience. As you can tell by our list above, we rely on the most respected sources of research and information on the subject.
That being said, there are a couple books that we can recommend:
"Coco for Cannabis: A Grower's Guide" by Dr. MJ Coco
“Marijuana Botany” by Robert Connell Clarke
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