I'm super excited to of found this site. None of my friends or relatives grow so getting started was a little bit of a mission at. I started growing because the medical dispensary prices in my state are outrageous and the flower quality is sub par most of the time compared to what i see online and when my friends who travel alot bring me back little samples from arount the country. I started using medical marijuana to help with my opiate detox. Im 30 years old and had been prescribed opiates daily from the time i was 13 from a car accident and chronic lung problems that turned out not to be lung problems but a muscle problem in my diaphram that is now fixed. as most addicts i ended up getting caught abusing my medication and got cut so i went to the street and ruined my life for the next 8 years. Im 4 years clean from opiates and ive had a hell of a battle with just replacing one drug for another but someone said i needed a hobby and I have always loved plants so I figured why not save a few bucks and keep my hands busy but never did i think this would be as therapeutic as it is. I started out to just save money and so far i haven't even had a successful harvest but i absolutelyy love it and haven't thought about other drugs at all I haven't touched anything but THC and CBD since march and its wonderful. Life is looking good. So before getting here I did a lot of research on grow weed easy and IlGM (you know the generic sites that give you the basics and the rest is up to me to figure out) well I now have a nice sized 3'x8' grow space with a divider in the center and a little side table to help me keep organized in there. a mars hydro TS 600w and a 1000w blurple LED and a 3 spectrum seedling LED which is only 32 watt but i only use it on the blue/white spectrum. so far i have 2 autos 3 fems and 2 bag seeds i started way back in march that i have been experimenting with on different topping techniques.. this site is awesome and i cant thank all the moderators and admins enough for getting this treasure trove of knowledge together for us novice growers. I was completely lost on a deficiency and couldn't find the correct solution on any of those generic site but here someone was talking about micro nutrient deficiencies come to find out i was only watering with bottled water and i think that somehow caused a sulfur deficiency which i never heard of on any of the other sites so here i was messing my plant up by giving it too clean of water when i should of just been using my shit ass tap water that smells like rotten eggs for the first minute you run it. it was a bitter sweet victory but i slap in the face that i still don't know shit and need help. so Im here to pretty much to be a sponge if i can help in anyway i will but i doubt i know anything yet that others don't here. thanks for allowing me to be part of this awesome community and I will be compiling a grow journal as best i can so i can at least pay forward the information I've obtained here also. Hope everyone has a wonderful day and keep it Hazy!