Howdy folks! I am starting this grow journal to document - mostly for myself - my grow project(s). My mission is simple: produce enough buds to sustain my own habit for six months per "grow cycle". I have figured that I smoke, wife included, 1/4lbs per month - provided that we can afford it. This being said, if I can harvest at least 4oz (dried) per plant, I can do it with 6 or less plants. I plan to grow 2 indoors, not expecting more than 4oz per plant. The rest will be in 5gal buckets outdoors. Based on my research, those can reach 5 to 6 feet high, and should produce even 1/2lbs each. Thus... the journey begins. I have started the germination process on 14 seeds (all bag seeds, 5 of them from dank and 9 from regs) at about 6PM on Friday night - 8/22. I sorta let the paper towels go dry on the first night, so they have been germinating over about 36 hours. 4 seeds (1 dank, 3 regs) have already been planted in the little 8oz peat pots with PerfectMix soil. 3 more seeds (2 dank, 1 reg) have cracked and have taproots out, but not just right for planting yet. They will be planted tonight, leaving me with 7 germinated and potted seeds. I previously had 3 plants going, one large indica that proved to be male yesterday and got cut down. Of the other 2, one seems to be showing signs of being male, and will be destroyed if so. The other is in its final pot, having been tied down once for LST and should be ready for the next tie-down in the next few days - this one is indoors in small grow cabinet (2'x2'x2') under 130w of CFLs. Once I have a bigger cab built and have more lighting, I will be adding a second plant to the indoor part of the grow. Right now, I am looking at using only PerfectMix for my medium, and minimal fertilizer: MiracleGrow Tomato Food (20-20-20). I have some spikes that are 8-24-8 and some have said this will be good for flowering. As always, any suggestions are welcome. Just keep in mind that I am trying to do this to save my own money, not make profit. Thus, I'm being as cheap as possible about it, but I do want to do it right so that I get quality buds and a bountiful harvest.