starting my first! im on unemployment and pretty bored so eff it ill start a grow op i really love biology and i figure this is a great way to learn about plants and have a great time too! all this talk about ph, anions, cations and stuff really gets me excited haha been doing alot of research and started with these sources, side note i cant spell at all and my grammar is ok so bear with me also im not a typist by any means so sometimes i miss keys... lol http://www.420magazine.com/forums/how-grow-marijuana/81264-how-grow-marijuana-everything-you-need-know.html http://forum.grasscity.com/absolute-beginners/55127-vocabulary-growing-terms-slang.html http://www.growweedeasy.com/best-marijuana-nutrients-review http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZT9jIb1LFE for my box i sort of went with a design from this link http://420tribune.co...ealth-grow-box/ mine is much stealthier and goes in the back of a walk in closet with a lock ill post some pics here soon of the whole set up, i need to get another light fixture, some black paint, and some square pots. possibly some seeds too ive had a seed from a dank bag and save it from probably 9 months ago? tried to germinate them, 24 hours in the cup up on a shelf in a closet, then back up there in a paper towel inside a tupperwear contain inside of a plastic bag. but nothing so far and its been in the bag for its second day. no tap root no sprout no nothin what the eff is going on....?? also some shwaggy beeners too. in the cup for the second day, on about 35 hours in the cup. gunna take them out soon and put them in a plate by my grow lights. but these look the same as the seed from before. i want to get a couple ok plants done before i spend 25 bucks on a single seed when i might kill it on my first try. any thoughts on what seeds i should get? i was thinking maybe the big bud/northern lights auto fem from attitude? figured big northern lights bud with low smell. seems pretty short too. or maybe a critical strain hybrid. i reallllly want to do something that has entirely purple buds on it. never ever seen bud like that in person and i think it would be awesome to grow btw i was thinking of doing the FIM training on my plants. anyone got any tips or feedback on using FIM? not sure i believe that up to 8 colas can come from where the one was? what type of nutes should i get? i want something i can grab from my local hardwear store cuz money is tight right now and i cant pay for shipping haha. also where can i grab a ph booster and decreaser from? i got a testing kit from wally world but it doesnt look like it has that in there. please give me questions concerns and criticism. i want to learn from this journal!