Hello, fellow growers! As the title says, this is my first grow. I'm a bit stoned right now, so please bare with me. I'll explain everything I've done so far. The seeds were purchased from a very popular (and amazingly helpful) company. I chose the white widow and the amnesia haze, both autos. For a beginner, I decided to go the "safe" route. The seeds were delivered in about 4 business days, since I paid expedited shipping, at a whopping price of $30-35. This did, however, guarantee the seeds would make it to me, one way or the other - re-shipping if detained at customs. The seeds were hidden very well in a cd case; I cant imagine the seeds ever being seized anyways. The soil was purchased from amazon. I went with the fox farms fx140000 potting soil, a gogrow v3 master 1000 watt - 12 band full spectrum grow light, for my seedlings and for the veg stage. Once they move to flower, I'll have a Vivosun hydroponic 1000 watt hps mh grow light with an air cooled reflector kit that I will put in place of the LED. The grow tent is a 60x60x60, line with the Mylar material. Now to the grow! I dropped the seeds in a couple different water bottles (bottled of course). After 24 hours, I put them in paper towel, and stuck them between a couple plates in my spare bathroom upstairs. After about 24 hours, the amnesia haze had cracked, and I could see a white "tail" starting to creep out. Since the white widows took nearly 48 hours to open, I was worried I had a bad bunch. After about 24 hours of both strains cracking, all 11 seeds I germinated were ready for planting. Unfortunately, 2 of them didn't make it to the surface and died. The water I use is ph tested and altered to be in between 6.0 and 6.5. This includes all water that is introduced into the grow environment (humidifier and watering devices). The air is constantly being recycled. With the exhaust fan on the lowest setting, I can keep humidity levels right around 55% (relative). All temperatures and humidity levels are checked in a shady spot (ambient). I did the hand test (radiant) and the heat didn't seem too warm, so I'm fairly certain the lights are at a good distance. At 78-81 degrees Fahrenheit, I believe the ambient temperature and relative humidity numbers are ideal. Please let me know if I'm mistaken. Once the plants reach the veg stage, I plan on using fox farms fx14049 liquid nutrient soil (big bloom, grow big, and tiger bloom), as indicated in their recommended user instruction guide. And as soon as they grow to be about the size of the cups, I'll move them to a 3 gallon pot, then to a 5 gallon pot. I will post pics as close to daily as possible. For now, I have the first 5 days documented. Please let me know what you think about my youngin's. Disclaimer: the plants were watered a couple hours before pictures were taken.