Well, here is the start of my dirt adventure. I was really limited on my choices of a starting soil. I ended up with some Kellogg's because it was available and it is one of the soils Mandala recommends. I got all the other dry ingredients mixed up and waiting for the soil and castings. This mix is going into the composter. Below that I have 2 totes filled with a milder mixture--2 of the mixes in Ozzy's post on organic soil mixtures--these are LC's. One I used coir and the other the Kellogg's soil along with castings, perlite, and the organic food source. This will also be used to start veggy and flower seeds indoors. I started a few seeds that I had lying around to give this a try. I started some Aurora Indica, Government Mule (a Deep Chunk x G13 cross Cannacopia put out a while ago), a few of a cross that was gifted to me by a friend, and a few of the Attitude freebies--the NL x BB, the Veneno, and the Hobbit (an auto that I will pass on to a friend for his first grow). These will be transferred to Solo cups when big enough, ultimately being planted in 3 gal grow bags. None of these are fem seeds except the Attitude freebies, so I will have to cull out the males. I don't really have a veg spot set up for them yet..... I will take any and all suggestions. It has been many many years since I have done anything in dirt, and never anything organically.