hey everybody, long time no see! i took a month or so off and decided to get back at it again to strive for the dream of self-sufficiency. my first grow with only autos worked pretty well, learned lots and managed to get some pretty decent smoke in the process. now i guess its time to try my hand at a regular strain. two VISB Reg Blackberry seeds, along with one, old faithful Advanced Auto Fem Lowgirl as a back-up plant. for this second "grow" around, i will be using pretty much the same set-up. this includes my 4'8''x4'8"x6'7" grow tent, 400W mh/hps light with aircooled hood, 5-gal buckets. im using organic soil from my nursery which im hoping will suffice, and i will be using my gh nutes again. as for techniques im thinking ill be topping and/or lsting my bb's. i have an osscilating tower fan to cool things down, but still no proper ventilation. anyone that reads this feel free to suggest what i need to provide proper air/ventilation for this setup. i have many ports in my tent but i just didnt have the cash to invest in anything for that purpose last grow. i did make it through with good results, but i think it couldve been better with a more legit set-up. along with that my odor control needs to get better and im hoping i can integrate that with this system. also when i looked at the root systems for my last grow, it seemed that the main root system didnt grow much larger than the initial party cups. not sure if this is normal, or specific to the autos, but it has made me set-up both my auto, and two bb seeds in 4gal, and 5gals respectively. im not too worried about the autos as u are supposed to put it in its final container, but will this negatively effect my bb's too much. i understand that it may not be ideal, but maybe it would still work as they are already burried and id rather not go digging. any insight here is also appreciated. as for updates i guess i should write the disclaimer on the first post. i work long hrs and long shifts, which doesnt necessarily jive with daily updates. i will try to update once a week (more if possible/needed), or when anything good or bad is happening in the tent. i kinda dropped the ball on the last one so i really want to do a better job here. feel free to put me in my place if i get slack. they were germmed friday morning, and i just burried them this morning. pictures will be comming when they sprout, which should be in a couple of days so stay tuned! anyone that have any questions, comments, sees something im doing horribly wrong, or just wants to stop by and say hi is more than welcome. i feel that the best way to learn, and for a grow to be successful is to get lots of people involved, so thats what im aiming for. see u soon!