"Author and High Times cultivation contributor Read Spear delves deep to separate the facts from the myths when it comes to growing pot. Meticulously researched and enormously useful, Marijuana Cultivation Reconsidered will make you think differently about techniques and theories you thought you were sure about. This is a must-read for any grower striving to learn more than the basics and think outside the parameters of 'conventional wisdom' and horticultural folklore." - Danny Danko, Senior Cultivation Editor, High Times Magazine
From the Author
Why write another marijuana cultivation book? For decades marijuana cultivators (myself included) have been feeling around in the dark for the best ways to grow pot. Bits of knowledge, when they came, were passed around from one grower to another like the schoolyard game of "telephone," whereby a message is passed along so many times that eventually it becomes so distorted that is it no longer even recognizable as the originally intended message. Occasionally, master growers brave enough to risk legal repercussion put out a book of techniques and helped disseminate good information. And yet, real scientific enquiry was difficult or impossible even for these exceptional growers. Now, with marijuana becoming legal across the US, such experimentation is possible and we should embrace this opportunity. MCR is my attempt to clear away some of the haze and bad information, to challenge long-standing orthodoxies and help establish a factual baseline for scientific enquiry.
"Marijuana Cultivation Reconsidered" is an expansion of my first book, "Small Spaces, Big Yields", which has been a consistent Amazon #1 Bestseller in Gardening Reference since shortly after it was released. "Marijuana Cultivation Reconsidered" includes
the entire text of "Small Spaces, Big Yields."
the middle (second) section of MCR, or, rather, I re-wrote and expanded SSBY, then I added all of the content on plant physiology that I wished to include, and which I feel competent growers should know, as a first section, then I added some more granular detail as a third section, and finally, added a number of appendices of useful information, an extensive glossary and works cited page, as a fourth section. I also commissioned a graphic artist to create some beautiful illustrations, expanding the number of images/illustrations to over 90. So, in my mind, it's what SSBY should have been rather than what it has become.