Hey GC! I've been lurking on these boards for about a month, waiting to have something worthwhile to post, and that day has finally arrived! You see, we have a female cannabis plant, and it has just begun to flower! I know, that's pretty radical stuff. Well, it's radical in these parts. I say 'we' because my wife is my partner in crime. We are both new to growing, but she is quite an accomplished gardener. Back in May, she started pushing pot seeds into soil. I supplied the seeds, collected over the last year or two from mostly mediocre bagweed. I guess we had both been ruminating about growing for a while. Anyway, over the course of the summer, seven plants grew. By the time August came along, it had become obvious that 1. we needed to get these plants, particularly the largest ones, out of sight, and 2. If we wanted to flower these babies, we were going to have to bring them inside to do it. You would be aghast if you saw where we had these plants all summer. We are right in the middle of teeming suburbia, on a little 80 x 100 plot, surrounded by bug eyed neighbors, Republicans all. But, as I said, the wife is quite the gardener. Always lots of gardening activity going on. Plants everywhere. Our seven unusual plants just sort of blended in. At least that's the story we told ourselves and I guess our immediate neighbors decided to buy into that narrative. Jedi mind tricks. I did a little research and talked it over with the missus, and it soon became quite evident that there was going to be very little tolerance for things that involved ducting or vortex fans or anything of the sort. I was free to use the shower stall in the downstairs bathroom for my little project, but we weren't going to "go crazy." That meant, essentially, 1. no HID for me and 2. best to wait a bit before bringing up the notion of a vegetation room. OK. So for lighting, that left CFLs and those flaky, ridiculous LEDs. So, long story short (I realize I'm getting a bit windy here), I got a 90 watt UFO from HTG Supply. Who can resist ridiculous and flaky? And then the procession began. One after another, four plants moved from the yard to my downstairs shower stall, where they proceeded to grow balls. I have lots of pictures. Let me know if you want to see them. Four in a row. This was not good luck. But it was OK. Probability was on my side. We would get a girl eventually, and eventually we did. And along the way, tending to the males, I've learned some little things and continued to pick up more info from these boards. This place is great. And often entertaining. Also during the time of male-only flowering, the great interegnum, the missus and I had our conversations about cloning and mother plants and such, so now we have a vegetation room lit by four 4-foot T5 fluorescents. And along the way I picked up a couple of 40 watt 2700K CFLs to keep the UFO company. So things are good. We have our modest little setup. We have our flaky LED mojo going. And we have a flowering female plant without provenance. So I'm going to try to figure out how to get some photos up. I'm not much fond of inline photos. Too much forced scrolling. I like those exploding thumbnails. Let's see if I can manage it. Oh, the soil is Miracle-Gro cut with some no-name potting soil. The nutes they got while outside were also Miracle-Gro, applied sparingly. Hey, that's what the wife uses. She's got a house full of plants and a garden full of flowers. The cannabis plants are perfectly happy and healthy till they come inside where I start messing with their pH, hitting them with the Fox Farm nutes and putting them under weird lighting. So what is our goal in this endeavor? We want bud! We've got dreams, GC, and we're counting on your help to make those dreams come true. We want bud! Is everybody with me? We want to harvest at least 9 grams, dried, of loose, airy bud out of this scrawny little girl. Alright, so we don't have big dreams. Here is our little girl: And here are the two sexually ambiguous plants in veg: All comments and suggestions are welcome.