A totally new category of plants — as easy to grow as tomatoes, perfect for gardeners
Cannabis prohibition is ending around the world, and there’s a new bud in town — auto-flowering cannabis. As easy to grow as tomatoes, auto-flowering cannabis is the perfect new plant for the home gardener who has limited time and space.
Unlike commercially grown cannabis, auto-flowering cannabis plants are small, container-grown, day-neutral, require no special lights or equipment, and grow incredibly fast – from seed to harvest in as little as seven weeks.
Written by gardening authority Jeff Lowenfels, DIY Auto-flowering Cannabis is a full-color, illustrated guide for everyone wanting to grow their own. It covers:
The history and benefits of auto-flowering cannabis Its origins, chemistry, and growing habits Step-by-step growing methods, including tips, tricks, supplies, and seed sourcing How to harvest, process, and breed your new plants.
If you are a home gardener or already grow cannabis, you too can learn how to grow this new plant with ease, all while reaping its many benefits, such as harvesting it for medical use, recreational use, or simply as a decorative, sweet-smelling flower to enjoy. If you like to grow tomatoes, you will love growing auto-flowering cannabis.
In this informative, low-budget guide, organic gardening writer Lowenfels (Teaming with Fungi) champions reasons and methods for growing the autoflowering variety of cannabis sativa, a strain adapted to survive harsher northern climates. After pointing to the recent "sea change in attitudes" that has made it "now legal to grow Cannabis in Canada and in many of the United States," Lowenfels dives into the nitty-gritty of plant fertilization science; lists of supplies needed and pointers on gardening best practices (including information on seeds and seedbanks, soil, lights, watering, feeding, and pests); and methods for harvesting, drying, curing, and storing. Lowenfels also suggests ways to "enjoy your harvest" such as by, of course, smoking it and includes recipes for edibles, such as "canna butter chocolate mug cake." The accompanying charts and drawings substantiate his claims about autoflowering cannabis's versatility, but the color photographs look amateurish. Moreover, while Lowenfels asserts that "if you can grow tomatoes, you can quickly learn to grow Autoflowering Cannabis," the specialized knowledge he imparts doesn't support that claim. For those already determined to grow cannabis, this book will be a boon, but it's just as likely to overwhelm gardeners simply curious about the buzz.