Technically this is my second grow attempt, that is if it counts when you grow a tall skinny male plant for a year and wonder why it never produces bud. This time I'm trying to make it happen by learning as much as I can. Hope to get some tips from the experts on this thread. I've tried to read as much as I can find on websites. For lights I'm going with two cheap 5-socket lights from Menards. Into these I put seven 23W daylight CFLs (6000K), and three 23W soft white CFLs (2300K). I'm trying to encourage vegetative growth with the extra blue spectrum of the daylight bulbs. There is some heat coming off these lights. First time I closed the 34"(W) x 18"(D) x 38"(H) with the lights on the temp went to 96. Leaves also started to burn. So I added a desktop fan inside for circulation, and wired an exhaust fan from an old desktop computer to an old cell phone adapter. This blows the air out of the cabinet through a hole I made on the side of the cabinet. Now the temp is 84 and the plants look good to me. Keep the lights on 24/7 now, about 2" from the plants. I germinated in jiffy pots and 9 of 10 big bud seeds from AMS grew. I went with big bud because they seem decent but don't have the big odor that some more potent strains have. Gotta keep this under the radar. When roots started to poke out of the jiffy pots I moved them to 6" round pots and filled them with Miracle Gro moisture control potting soil. Went with the moisture control because it's supposed to hold water better and I'll have to travel and leave them for 4-5 days at a time. Anyone ever tried these things at garden supply shops that water automatically? looks like they use a bottle with a special tip that you stick into the dirt and the nozzle lets just the right amount of water out as the plant needs it. I haven't tried them but would if someone says they work. I water them with tap water that's been sitting out overnight to remove the chlorine. Water every 3-4 days, cause that's when they're dry at the bottom. Water only, no nutes right now because the miracle gro has nutes good for 30 days so they say. So far I think the results look pretty good. Looks like a lot of really green vegetative growth. not much stem elongation yet. But that's fine. I'm trying to limit the height anyway because my cabinet is less than 4 feet tall. Would like to know what others think. I'll upload some pics as soon as I figure it out.