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From the former garden editor of Sunset magazine, Johanna Silver, Growing Weed in the Garden brings cannabis out of the dark, into the sunlight. This groundbreaking, comprehensive guide to incorporating weed into your garden leads you from seed or plant selection to harvest. Filled with gorgeous photographs of beautiful gardens, as well as step-by-step photography that shows how to dry, cure, and store cannabis, make tinctures and oils, and roll the perfect joint, this book provides all the information you need to grow and enjoy cannabis. For both the stoned and sober, the new and seasoned gardener, Growing Weed in the Garden is the definitive guide to doing just that.

The definitive and first-ever guide dedicated exclusively to growing weed in your home garden

Johanna Silver contributes regularly to Better Homes & Gardens and Martha Stewart Living and is the go-to cannabis gardener for the San Francisco Chronicle . She was awarded a James Beard for her contributions to Sunset ’s One Block Diet project and is the author of The Bold Dry Garden . Rachel Weill is a travel, food, and lifestyle photographer. Her work has appeared in many publications, including the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine , Condé Nast Traveler , and Town & Country .


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Soma’s dedication to the cannabis plant and earth positive lifestyle are reflected in his decades of work with the plant, his decision to expatriate to Amsterdam, and his longstanding vegetarianism. According to Soma, “The times we all find ourselves in are about solutions, ones that truly work. And so I write and take pictures about cannabis to increase public awareness. The future is all about lifestyle change and for me cannabis has much to do with an improvement in the sources we as humans use to sustain our modern lifestyle.”

Internationally known as a connoisseur breeder and expert cultivator, Soma’s renown has blossomed to include writing and photography of the cannabis plant among his many skills. Articles by Soma can now be found in specialty pot-focused magazines around the world.

Much like organic food has become increasingly popular through a heightening of awareness, Organic Marijuana raises consciousness about growing an outstanding crop of marijuana while respecting both environmental and individual health.

This second book in the Marijuana Tips series continues to present the tips and techniques that only expert growers can provide.

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A breeder of international fame, Soma is synonymous with earth-friendly grow techniques and an appreciation for the healing qualities of marijuana. Now in his first-ever book, this sage of the marijuana scene shares his methods and philosophy with a collection of his best works, all-new essays and stunning photography.

Soma offers detailed advice for every stage of growing organically: selecting seeds and mother plants, making clones, creating one’s own soil mix, using organic pest control and knowing the best time for harvesting. With these instructions, gardeners of all levels can learn to grow marijuana with the sublime qualities and subtleties of flavor and effects that have made this breeder legendary. Sixteen pages of Soma’s lush full-color photography help to showcase his methods and varieties.

Soma’s varieties are considered legendary and the “New York City Diesel” strain he developed has been a big winner among the most reputable harvest festivals of Europe. Several of his strains are featured in The Big Book of Buds series, which highlights the best pot varieties on the planet. He has also been awarded the highly competitive Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.