This will be my first grow, and I'm only growing enough for the family *mom, dad, myself* so I'm not looking at a super high yeild, and stealth isn't an issue...no need since the whole house hold smokes.
Now, I'm wanting to use CFL/Soil and my whole closet will be used so I don't need to make anything for right now *I might later once I get the hang of growing for clones/mothers/veggy plants*
Basically all I'm really wanting to know now is what all I really need, how many, and what brands to get.
I was going to get some type of fox farm soil, use the CFLs, 5 gal pots per plant *most likely 4 total* a small box fan, therm and humid meter, ph meter, and food.
I can't cut holes, or otherwise change the building structure as this is rent house, and was simply going to open the door during day light time to help vent.
Any tips or secrets of the trade for a noob? Certain brands of food or soil or lights that you've found to work the best? Number of lights and what kinds I'd need for 4 plants?
Also, if there anyway I can "party plant" long enough to see if I have girls or boys? Then transplant to 5 gal/per plant?
End result "shopping list" and tips on set up? Price isn't REALLY an issue, but I'd like to keep it as low as possible...
Thank you very much for any advice/tips! Means a lot!