First of all I want to start by saying I usually grow indoors with good results but this season i decided to try outdoors. Im growing a feminised AkxBubble gum and a feminised Bleu Cheese. Im using Fox Farms Ocean Forest mixed with perlite and since the start ive had problems. if u have the answer to any of these problems please just put the number of the problem next to your answer. Thanks 1) Problem number one is the plants are growing extremely slow. I know its against belief to start seeds in FFOF but i usually do and it works great. anyway theyve been growing for a month and are not nearly where they need to be. Maybe a bad batch of soil? I dont have a soil ph meter but i have hydroponic PH solution. 2) There are bugs that look like aphids or thrips (i will take pics of these bastards next time i see them). also happening to my tomato plants that are in an ourdoor DWC bubble bucket. i was told to spray a solution of soap water on them and a couple days later the leaves turned yellow and burned. 3) Something is eating the hell out of my plants and i can never find them! holes everywhere as seen in pics. also happening to my tomato plants that are in an ourdoor DWC bubble bucket. 4) just today i found little red bugs on them. i believe this is the first day they were there since i check them around 2 times a day and never seen them before. i have pics. the plants are rather small ( maybe 7 inches tall) and i check them daily but dont always find bugs on them. i believe the bugs may also be causing the yellowing, but i also believe the soap water had a lot to do with it. if you can help in any way thanks a lot!