Let me first offer an explanation for the title of this thread. Still being a (novice) student of organics, I eagerly crafted my own "outdoor mix" to be used on 5 plants at the beginning of this summer. As it turned out, my eagerness and lack of planning had manifested itself in the soil I was so confident in. Two weeks after transplant, my plants had grown quite a bit, but were suffering badly from extreme leaf curl, impairing their ability to photosynthesize. This, in turn, resulted in stunted and stressed plants. To be sure, I fucked up. The soil was not allowed to complete a proper nutrient cycling and ended up burning my plants badly. This thread is my redemption. In response to my past mistake, I crafted what I think to be a decent mix and gave it a month and a half to "cook." The starter mix: 1/3 cup kelp meal 3 cups EWC 1/3 cup compost 1/3 cup finished mix (The remainder consists of ProMix and perlite, both of which bring the total volume of the mix to about 1 gallon) The finished mix: 1 cu ft Promix .5 cu ft finished compost .25 cu ft EWC 1.5 cups kelp meal 1 cup neem meal 1/2 cup Dr. Earth's vegan mix (soybean meal, rock phosphate, alfalfa meal, langbeinite, humic shale ore, azomite, Acadian kelp meal and greensand) 1/4 cup soft rock phosphate 1/2 cup crab shell meal The strains being used in the mix are SAGE from TH Seeds and Blue Widow from Dinafem. I plan on a tentative vegetative period of six weeks for both. Their home is a 2' x 2' x 4' 6" tent. They will be growing under a Blackstar LED and a 125W compact fluorescent. Because of issues with heat, this setup can't really tolerate much more heat output. I would love to have more power, but I am only growing my own stash and I think I can accomplish what I want with these two lights. This is my attempt at organic redemption so feel free to follow along and help me out along the way. Onward, comrades!