Not a first time grower but have been away from the scene for over a decade so I'm essentially starting from scratch. Taking the time to do a grow log for a couple reasons. One is input from other growers and smokers, advice, questions answered, etc. Secondly so maybe someone will learn something from my grow and help them in the future. I am growing and building out my grow area the same time so the first pictures will be bush league. I will update this thread at least a few times a week and documenting with pictures. Ok so here we go.... Strains Germinating now: God dayum seeds are expensive. Especially the decent strains!! 10 x regular White Widow seeds from Sensi Seeds 2 x DNA Genetics Chocolope Feminized 2 x Barney's Tangerine Dream Feminized (supposedly the highest THC strain on the planet) 10x Sensi Seeds Jack Herer (the one i'm looking forward to the most) 2x G13 Labs Pineapple Express Feminized Growing now: I have access to some rather serious commercial growers so I got some female clones from a friend. 15" female plant which is called Blackberry 2 female clones 1 called Mango 1 called Hash Bud 2 Sensi Seeds White Widow Grow Area Grow area is a one car garage. There is insulation over the garage and I live in Miami so the garage obviously doesn't get cold. Average temperature is somewhere between 84-88 degrees with a 400W HPS at the moment so heat could be an issue. IMO from recent grows anything below 95 degrees doesn't seem to stress the plants to bad (would love some feedback on this) I have ordered a large grow tent. This grow tent will house all the flowering plants Lighting Currently growing under a 400W HPS with a old school magnetic ballast and a big generic reflector hanging from a chain Found a great deal on a Lumatek 600W Dimmable Digital 600W ballast and Emi's Hydroponic Kit from Overstock.com of all places. $160 for the ballast and like 6 station Emi's hydroponic kit. http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Lumatek-600-Watt-Digital-Ballast/5494438/product.html http://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Hydrofarm-Emilys-Hydroponic-Garden-System/3882242/product.html I also ordered this for clones and seedlings along with a cheap Germination Station. [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Hydrofarm-4-Foot-Start-Light-System/dp/B0001XLSGQ[/ame] I have some other plans for light as well but I will save that until later, because I need help with some hanging fluros. The 600W lumatek needs a hood still and a bulb. I'm broke as anything right now but within a month I hope to have an 8" cool tube. Grow Medium Last time I did Ebb and Flow tables with rockwool start cubes, then put the cubes into bigger cubes, then onto slabs. It actually worked really well. Not sure why I'm changing it up by my well respected grow buddies convinced me to use soil. According to them it's about KISS. Keep It Simple Stupid.