Buried deep in Talmudic literature are instructions for how to grow cannabis. You can turn to those, or to Johanna Silver’s Growing Weed in the Garden. In this first-ever, outdoor-only, beautifully-photographed grow guide, she celebrates the plant’s history (it’s the oldest plant under human cultivation!), introduces you to a diverse and hilarious lot of weed gardeners, and spells out the entire process from selecting seeds to making tinctures and infusing oil. Jews have much to be proud of when it comes to weed — it was Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam who first discovered THC in 1964. Silver adds an important perspective to the dialogue. As a skilled gardener (and former garden editor of Sunset Magazine), she cleans up inaccuracies around its cultivation caused by 100 years of prohibition (like calling individual types “strains ” a term used for bacteria and viruses rather than “cultivars ” as in the rest of the plant world). Filled with humor and truth-seeking — two core Jewish values — Silver is the perfect person to give these instructions.
Growing Weed in the Garden: A No-Fuss Seed-to-Stash Guide to Outdoor Cannabis Cultivation
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2019
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