Hello. This is my first post and I am planning on growing some of my own weed. I really do not know very much about getting started and i have a few questions. I am planning on ordering 10 Caramelicious seeds and 10 Big Bud seeds to get started. I don't want to grow 20 plants right away so my first questions are; how long will seeds last and how do i store them? and how many seeds should i germinate to insure 1 or 2 female plants? My next questions are about lighting. I have been researching lights to buy and I'm looking at one from buyplantlights.com: BuyPlantLights.com - Fluorescent Fixtures -- this is the link to the lamp I am looking at and I'm wondering what some of you experts think. How many plants will be able to grow under that one light? and how many bulbs should i start off with? speaking of bulbs the sight sells a few bulbs and i am wondering what kind i should get? There are four different types of bulbs which all have different qualities and there at this link: Fluorescent Light Bulb Choices ---I dont know what kind of bulb is best? My next question is about methods of growing i don't know if I should start off growing in soil or if I should us a hydroponic system. What method is best for beginners and what are the Pros and Cons of both? Those are all my questions and i appreciate anyone who helps me out. Thanks!