Hello fellow garden gnomes! It's been a while since my electric bills were abnormal, and, since no responsible carbon footprint can last, it's time for some melt-your-romex-level draw! Well... maybe not quite THAT much. : ) I have been gardening indoors for close to two decades but took a hiatus for a few years. Two jobs plus an apprecticeship/night school takes a toll on Plant Time but it all paid off and my one job now keeps me comfortably busy with a few hours here and there to grow some devil's lettuce, which is my favorite vegetable (avocadoes aren't vegetables, or it would be a close race). I'm going into this with two goals: 1) rebuild my genetics collection 2) have fun! I'll be running this as a pretty detailed grow log from seed to harvest, using simple methods. When I crop hard, my weapon of choice is containerized hydroton ebb n flow, but I am trying to find good mothers at this point, and I tend to keep moms in dirt, so that is where we shall begin. Just one request, I'm trying to keep this thread on track and compact. Questions are very very welcome! I look forward to discussing topics that come up. But I know that there can occasionally be a tendency to hijack with long (sometimes cut-n-paste) monologues and if I can request that we try to avoid those... it would be much appreciated. I've been around the block and worked as a consultant to other growers and truly enjoy growing, and if you have quick tips, advice, all that jazz.... cool beans, but a three page manifesto about how I can improve my technique by checking out your for-profit website... just pm me lol. I hope this does not come off in the wrong way; I've just seen it all before and its exhaustimg to wade through. I love interacting with the online amateur (key word: amateur meaning in it for the love <3) grow community and cut my teeth at canncom, which has since gone the way of the dodo, but taught me so much and that was 100% because of great conversation! This will hopefully the longest wall of text on this post lol... I sincerely hope y'all find it entertaining, at the very least! Oh and there might be some random food porn/recipes mixed in ...but sue me. Let's get growing!