I am currently about 3 weeks into flower on this grow, however I do have some pictures from veg so that you can all see the progress of this plant. I am growing feminized Grapefruit Krush from seed. I started with 5 seeds and selected the most vigorous plant of those 5. Seeds were started in jiffy seed start mix in solo cups. After about 2 weeks in the solo cups I transplanted her directly into a 15 gallon fabric container which I had filled halfway up with homemade finished compost which I had sifted through a 1/4" mesh screen. The compost was largely created from fallen apples from our two apple trees, as well as some old unused super soil I had made about a year ago, as well as some kitchen scraps. On top of the compost, I added about 4 inches of G&B raised bed mix which I gently mixed with the compost below it to give a sort of nutritional gradient. On top of this now about 60% full pot, I added regular promix as a buffer for the young plant. The idea here is that the plant will grow into the rich mixture but will have plenty of room to spread its roots if it is not ready yet for the compost. A note about the compost and critters: Being homemade compost and all, there were a number of critters that transferred over with the compost. The ones I have noticed are: red wiggler worms, millipedes, a single centipede (which i saw once and never saw again), 2 kinds of soil mites, and a flightless black beetle. Allow me to give you my thoughts on each of the above. 1. The red wiggler worms; beneficial to have. Basically they can transport nutrients and aerate the medium, and wont attack the plant. 2. The millipedes; mostly not a problem. They are detritivores, meaning they eat decaying matter (which is good). They will however attack the roots for moisture if the medium gets too dry, so that's something to look out for. 3. The centipede; Not a problem. They are carnivores, meaning that it will not attack my plant at all. Kinda creepy knowing he's in there though. 4. The soil mites; Beneficial. Okay I know what you're thinking here, OH GOD MITES! But don't worry, these are NOT spider mites. There are 2 kinds of mites that I typically see in my compost. One is a fast moving tan-ish colored mite which I believe to be Hypoaspis Miles or a similar species. These are a predatory mite which have no interest in my plant or roots (I did a test where I buried some roots from another plant in the top 2 inches of this pot and 1 week later there was no evidence of heightened mite activity around them). I've also seen them attacking/eating other dead insects, so I feel good to have them around. The literature indicates that they control fungus gnat populations as well. As a bonus, they deposit chitin (which is a primary component of their exoskeleton) when they die. The other mite is a slower moving deeply red colored mite. It is often present in my compost and seems very attracted to decaying matter, especially things like watermelon rinds. This guy I'm not so sure about, however I haven't seen them go after my plants at all, and I have seen them go after dead beetles, so I feel like I can rest easy. 5. The black beetles; Not a problem. I don't know what they are, or where they came from. They only were around for 2-3 weeks and never did much of anything. They couldn't dig, they couldn't fly, they had very hard exoskeletons and they were completely black and about the size of pin head. I did see them getting eaten by the mites. Back to the plant. She was vegged under a platinum p300 led light, and rotated regularly to keep an even canopy. I topped her at the 6th node, just folding the very tip of new growth over so that it snapped off (I like this technique because it allows the plant to keep the developing fan leaves which become huge after topping). At around 2 months, I moved her to the flower tent (2'x4'x7') under a p600 led light. I dropped a scrog net on her and spread her out, while still keeping the light cycle at 18x6. Each day I would shorten the light cycle by half an hour such that she reached 12x12 over a 12 day period (so I'm not totally sure what day of flower this counts as). I was really concerned with the p600 bleaching/burning the leaves as it did in the past on my vanilla kush, but I am pleased to say that there has been no burning/bleaching at all. I believe starting under the p300 helped this tremendously as the plant was already used to the kind of light and intensity the p600 produces. At about 2 weeks (1 week ago), I noticed the plant was nearing the end of the stretch, so I dropped a second scrog net on her to help get a little distance from the light and also improve canopy density. I also pseudo-lollipopped her, meaning I removed all of the lower branches that didn't reach high enough, but I left the leaves. My reasoning here is that the plant has taken nutrients and stored them within the leaves, and as she gets further into flower, she can utilize the mobile nutrients (like nitrogen) in her leaves. Remember, the idea here is to just add water, so I don't want to remove potential nutrient stores for her. Stats: Temp: 75-80 daytime, 66-70 nighttime Lights: platinum p300 for veg, p600 for flower Medium: homemade compost + G&B raised bed mix + promix Watering: 1-2 gallons when the top 1-2 inches are completely dry, water is always left to sit in a 5 gallon black bucket with insulation and a powerful air pump and large airstone. This allows for chlorine to be driven off prior to watering as well as supplying a lot of DO to the roots at watering time. My thoughts so far: I am extremely impressed by this method. Not only is it far easier than growing in coco or other hydro methods, it has so far produced the strongest, healthiest looking plant I have grown. I will need to keep a close eye on plants and medium when growing with compost as there is a higher potential for pests. I have uploaded some pictures as well, the names of the picture includes the date it was taken. The first picture shows a vanilla kush clone in the center back, and the 5 seeds I planted of grapefruit krush in the surrounding cups.