LOL, you just described the path I took during my first 3 years.
We can definitely help you. It takes some time to fully learn living organic soil growing and photoperiods. My suggestion is that you start a grow journal and begin the first post with as many details about your environment, soil mix and the strains your growing, as possible. That way we can admire your project as you progress and advise when needed. Even if you don't finish a grow journal it's still helpful to use one!!
Link it here and we'll follow you there from the link!
I'm linking my journal so you have a couple examples, I post about once every couple weeks.