Hey everybody! I'm a first-time grower and I wanted to share my grow as I progress through the stages. I would love to know any ideas or thoughts on how I'm going about my grow. I'm very open to critique or better ways to go about my grow. I've been reading up quite a bit and I think I have a decent understanding of how to grow properly. I will post pictures of my plant and how it looks at its current stage. It looks like so far I only need to water it every 2-3 days. I hope that is not too little or too much. The only problem I foresee occurring is the limited amount of direct sunlight that my balcony gets. Only get direct sunlight from sunrise (unless its overcast..which it normally is) until 12:30ish pm. Other than that here is what I'm doing: Soil being used: Miracle-Gro Performance Organic...Now I know there is a lot of back and forth about this soil. Some say its good, some say it's decent and some say its crap compared to what's on the market. I would love to know your opinion. Being that I live in Cali, I have access to whatever I want from what I can tell. I'm just on a budget right now and I wanted to see how this soil will perform. Will be adding nutrients to the soil. Nutrients: I purchased Flora Nova grow and bloom so when the nutrients run out in the soil I will be adding the grow formula into the water. This is the proper thinking correct? I made a mixture just to get an understanding of how much of the Flora Nova grow I need to put in a gallon of water. I put 3mls of the Flora Nova grow into 3/4 gallon of purified water and my reading came out to 739ppm. So 36ppm of contaminants were in my purified water so I put 703 ppms of FNG in the water. This will be my first time adding nutrients into my grow as I got this plant a little later in its stages. Am I adding too many nutrients in the water? According to the FN chart, this falls between the seedling and early growth stages. Accessories: Purchased a TDS reader, Ph/water/sunlight soil reader, and a basic two-gallon black plastic pot which I think provides adequate drainage (would like to know your thoughts). Well, thanks for reading and hope to hear from you!