A beautifully photographed primer on growing your own cannabis, with guidance on which strains to choose for your USDA growing zone, tips on harvesting flowers, and recipes for salves, tinctures, and edibles.
“A phenomenal resource for anyone looking to grow cannabis. Perfectly tailored to guide all growers—from the first-timer to the experienced gardener.”—Dan Grace, president and cofounder of Dark Heart Nursery
Cannabis is as easy to grow as a tomato plant. If you live in a suitable climate and provide sun, water, and good soil, you can grow vigorous, beautiful cannabis in pots, raised beds, or your own yard. Not only is cannabis an easy addition to your garden, it can also provide health and mood-lifting benefits.
The Cannabis Gardener teaches you how to choose which strains are right for you and how to cultivate the plants from seed to finished flower. Gorgeous full-color photographs capture each stage of the growing process and show how cannabis plants can be incorporated into your garden design as well as raised beds and containers. After you establish your plants in the garden and monitor them through the flowering stage, you'll find tips on how to harvest, dry, cure, and store your "grow." Also included are recipes for savoring your harvest, from salves, tisanes, and tinctures to cannabutter for baking and cooking delicious treats such as CBD gummies flavored with vanilla beans, cheddar crackers, and even cannabis chocolate sauce.
The Cannabis Gardener is an accessible and practical guide for any level of gardener interested in growing their own attractive cannabis plants.
About the Author
Penny Barthel is a nutritionist, recipe developer, gardener, and plant nerd. Her garden and kitchen pursuits flow directly from her education and life experience. A certified cannabis horticulturist, Penny has a growing following through her Instagram, Small Garden Cannabis, and cannabis events known as Let's Sesh Workshops. Penny is the mother of two amazing grown children and resides in the Bay Area with her wonderful husband, sweet cat, and as many plants as possible.
“If plants have IQ, cannabis is a genius. This lovely and practical book gracefully describes how to cultivate, support, encourage, and manifest the genius of this remarkable plant.”—David E. Presti, professor of neurobiology and psychology, University of California, Berkeley, and author of Foundational Concepts in Neuroscience: A Brain-Mind Odyssey “Penny Barthel strikes the perfect blend of science and beauty in this most approachable guide to growing cannabis in the garden. Your hand will be held from start to glorious (vanilla bean-infused gummy) finish.”—Johanna Silver, author of Growing Weed in the Garden