Gonna keep a little grow journal for my first grow. This grow needs to be done on the cheap, so we'll see how successful it will be. Going to be CFL's all the way through. I realize this may not be ideal for yield, but this is really just for me and the missus and we aren't that picky, so as long as this works out half-way decent, I'll be happy. Started with 5 feminized Northern Lights seeds which are germing as I type. Been about 32 hours since I started germing (did a 24 hour water soak and then moved to damp paper towels inside of tupperware in a drawer). Three have cracked already and are showing their little roots... the other two haven't yet cracked, but I think I see a crack forming, so fingers crossed this will be a 5/5 germ. I was going to go with a DWC, but the air pump requirements and cost kept me from it. Just gonna be a little soil grow. Picked up some Empire Builder soil at the grow shop along with Jungle Juice nutes and basic soil testing kit that came bundled with ph up and down. I want to do a little mini-SoG, but if they end up not all germing I may scrap that and go with a ScroG. I know with SoG 5 plants will not have an amazing yield, but again, this is just for me and the missus so I think it will be fine for us. If SoG goes as intended, the shelves of my linen closet are perfect; almost exactly 1 sq ft per plant. Just need to pull out one shelf for vertical space. Got a tip on cheap-o cfl rig here: power strip + power to light socket adapters + Y light socket adapters = cheap, modular lighting rig. I have a couple of Paul Bunyan-sized daylight CFL's that are 68 operating watts each, and am planning on adding either 2 or 4 more 26 watts for good measure... this may be under shooting it, but it's all I got, so if it won't support them all then it just won't support them all. Nice thing about the linen closet is I can use the shelves above as the cloner shelf. Planning on putting velcro and tarp material to cover the front of each section of shelves so they stay on their respective light cycles. Still undecided on if I want to mylar coat the inside or just paint it white... this is on the cheap, so if mylar is pricey, it'll be paint. Kinda seat of the pants compared to a lot of the really cool setups here, but I'm a po' boy . Everything so far has cost around $130 (conservatively), not counting the seeds. I was budgeting $125, so I'm pretty happy with that. We'll see how it goes.