Hello and greetings fellow members of GC! I am a longtime toker and now I am currently in the middle-ish of my first ever grow, I couldn't be more excited! I am growing 2 plants just for personal use as a hobby. I live in the Pacific Northwest where pot is legal, but I still would rather smoke my own stash, just like I'd rather eat my own food I grow. Like I said I am in the middle of my grow but it has been a took me a while to get here. Last year the week before Halloween my friend stopped by my house and brought me 2 clones from his buddies grow-op. One plant was a Blue Dream and the other was what we thought was an AK-47. I wasn't expecting the plants so I didn't have anything ready for them. All I had at first were two 23 watt CFLs and the plants were like 6 feet away from the bulbs. I quickly ordered a light off the internet. These are what they looked like when I got them and the set up I jankily made. In the pic with the orange bucket the larger of the two clones is the Blue Dream and the smaller is the AK-47. Well I got a light, its a bank of four 4ft high output T5 flouros set at the blue spectrum for veg. I had the plants under the lights with tin foil around them to reflect the light. I had a heater in the room to keep them warm, but I didn't put a fan on them so there was no moving air. When I got the clones they were in sunshine mix #4 and I just let them be until they started getting really sick. I already posted on this sight about the problems i was having if you wanna see pics of the sick plants. They were nute deficient since I had them for a month and never fed them besides water. I went out and bought some cheap chemical ferts and they saved the plants lives! But I was determined to grow them organically... So I wanted to grow organically. I did a lot of reading on the interwebs and on this forum and I would just like to say thanks to everyone that posts and shares knowledge on this site, you guys kick ass. Anyways... For a christmas present to myself I bought a grow tent that was on sale and finally had a place to keep my ladies. Now they are in a happy reflective tent with a fan on them and I put them in 5 gallon pots, they are very happy. My soil mix is: -a base of FFOF and organic peat-moss/perlite locally sourced -EWC -peruvian sea bird guano -sea meal -Dr. Earths tomato feed The bigger pots and soil have helped these ladies so much. GO ORGANICS!