I've been growing since 2003 when I drove to Canada to purchase seeds. I was instantly hooked, and have explored various growing methods, many varieties, organics, teas, different types of lighting, hash making, and I keep about 6-12 choice mothers at any given time. I have also been making seeds/breeding since my first harvest, and have quite a few self-made strains with genetics from the last 15 years. I've successfully kept mother plants (clones) going for over a decade.
I have also grown in large, stealth speaker cabinets that I made with the help of close friends since 2003. Micro growing has forced me to take a look at all facets of growing in finer detail to get things dialed in where there is literally no room for error.
I'm finally going to be growing outside of the box in a dedicated hidden space in my home that's 42" W x 26' L x 8' H.
I currently use CMH/LEC lighting, full spectrum LED lighting, Hempy Buckets for all phases of growing, straight tap water, and I've been using Veg+Bloom nutrients exclusively for about 5 years.
There is still much to learn!!