This adventure actually started back in late October. I ordered the grow box and and researched strains and decided on White Widow for my first attempt. I used rock wool cubes to start in the net pots and I made LOTS of mistakes in the beginning. I started keeping a journal because I didn't want to repeat mistakes. I originally followed the instructions that came with my grow box and also used the nutes supplied. Should have done more research. LESS IS MORE. My plants were in vegetative state for about 6 weeks-I now know I can speed that up a bit. I went to 12/12 on December 4th after much frustration and adjusting ph. Had tons of ph issues and experienced leaf burn as a result of nutrient lockout due to extremes in ph. It's well worth investing in the proper tools to manage your garden. All of this is a big investment in both dollars and time but it is so worth it. I'm about three days away from harvest now but I will fill in my journal to chronicle my ups and downs during the flowering phase. I have tried a few different products as far as nutrients go but one thing is certain. Less is more. And I learned to always always always check ph when changing nutrient solution. I used a hydro grow system with a bubbler( had to buy another one-aquarium stores sell them) Using two bubblers increased the overall health of my plants. I didn't change my nutrient solution every week either. I changed it out every two-three weeks and my plants have done fine. My box is supposed to be for 6 but there is no way 6 healthy plants could have remained healthy. I ended up with 3 and they filled the box. More to come. And yes, I took tons of pictures. Still anxious to taste my efforts but I have also learned that patience is a real virtue.