Ed Rosenthal’s Grower’s Handbook

Novice Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars) - A Perfect First book.  Recommended for anyone that wants to get with a good core book to anchor their library collection.

Veteran Rating: ★★★ (4 stars) - An excellent reference to keep around for the expert’s advice.


With Federal Prohibition of Marijuana in place, getting clear and honest information about the plant’s botany and care can be difficult.  With the advent of the Internet, while information is more abundant, it is not very deep.

Enter Ed Rosenthal and his Marijuana Grower’s Handbook.

Some of the most reliable information about marijuana botany, if you were going to start with a great basic book with reliable science information, this Oaksterdam University book is for you.

If you plan on starting your collection of marijuana books, this is one of the finest starts you can get.  Ed Rosental is a powerhouse name in marijuana knowledge.  You will find his name associated with many books in these resources.

J.C. Stitch’s Marijuana Garden Saver utilizes Ed’s photographs of the specific ailments and edits the volume.

Ed also did a wonderful early “How To” Marijuana manual in the Easy Marijuana Gardening book.

Ed also has a stand alone Marijuana Pest & Disease Control and Closet Cultivator.

Also, a new release by Ed is coming soon.  Beyond Buds: Marijuana Extracts—Hash, Vaping, Dabbing, Edibles and Medicines

Click on this link to do an ISBN search for this book at independent book sellers. NOTE: The cover advertised with all the book sellers is different than the actual cover.  All books reviewed here are part of my personal collection and pictures below are direct scans of personally owned and read books.

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