In addition to vegetables that I've grown for over 40 years, I cultivated another annual for several decades beginning in 1972, while it was under "prohibition"- Cannabis sativa for a few years, and Cannabis indica after that.
I have written and self published a book about my experiences, not a primer on cultivation per se, as there are a multitude of those available. Instead, it is a collection of true short nature stories revolving around my hidden, clandestine gardens, the animal and plant life that I encountered while tending these gardens, and the changing landscape in my neighboring North Saco forests, fields, and swamps.
Secret Gardens in the Maine Woods
is available at Log Cabin Perennials for $10.00