Hi Grasscity!!! I'm gearing up to start growing again, and I'm back for some of that sweet grasscity lovin'. I was using soil and an Earth Juice based concoction back then, with mixed results. Earth Juice is a tricky #@%&; so I struggled at first, but once I got the hang of bubbling my solution my babies flourished. Life got in the way, and I got way to busy to grow for a few years, but that itch never left. Once you've grown anything from seed to harvest....it changes you. So I'm making another run, because it's been too damn long since I've seen my babies. The main idea going into this grow is hassle-free. I'll be doing two auto northern lights, under LED, with a soil I made from scratch, water, and a tea once or twice a month. The LED I purchased is the Mars II 700w, which is probably way over-kill for a two plant grow, but w/e it was on sale. It'll be my first LED grow, and I'm looking forward to not having heat issues in summer, or a constant fear that my fan will fail and the 400w hps ignites the dresser. The soil I'm working on I've dubbed "Franken-soil." A few years ago I bought a couple of bags of FFOF for my grows. Old soil and rootballs were tossed into the soil bin, and my excess teas were also dumped into it for good measure. When I stopped growing, this soil sat in the same closed bin for years. It's warm inside when I open it, and it smells like the forest in spring. There's a decent amount, maybe 15 gallons give or take, so I'm going to beef it up with a mixture I've had cooking for a few days. 3 gal EWC 2 gal coco coir 2.5 cups of a mixture of bone meal, blood meal, kelp meal, seabird guano 2 cups rock phosphate 1 cup garden lime .5 cup azomite .5 cup greensand couple tbsp leonardite couple tbsp epsom salt sprinkles of white widow mycorrhizal powder left from years ago couple handfuls of oats still waiting on stupid mail: .5 cup alfalfa meal .5 cup neem meal .5 cup crustacean meal more coco perlite The mixture as it stands is a few days old and already has visible life overtaking the oats. I'll probably mix this with half of the pre-existing soil, and leave the other half for seedlings. I thought this was going to cost way more, but at the scale I bought everything, I ended up with more than enough material to grow for years and I've only spent about $150, and almost everything was free shipping. Think there's anything lacking? To me it actually feels like I went a little overboard. I made a practice tea from a little guano and a little ewc with some really old earth juice catalyst and brix, and it's bubbling out of control. Making teas might be my favorite part of the whole process. Will be trying out various teas through the entire grow, what recipes do you use? I'll post more about my dresser and light later...thanks Grasscity.