Ok here is the start of this post, I hope to be able to document my grow from a basic start to finish. I have several strains already started and moved outdoors.
Moved outside the third week of March, just past the spring equanox just at 12 / 12 of light, Plants were on 18 / 6 light cycle.
my HPS / MH bulb fried two days before they went outside. the only light they got was a window and filtered sunlight, a 4 foot T8 floro with 2 bulbs one bright white one cool white, 1 T5 HO with a blue light scheduled to go on and off with the fan roughly 18 / 6
Some circumstansual information. I think loosing the big light helped with the outdoor transition, Cloudy days and cooler temps have slowed the growth and confused the plants, while they aren't flowering yet, they appear to be in the very initial flower stage as the branches are starting to stager and are closer together. With any luck some good weather and sunny days going a bit longer will keep them from flowering.
Plan B is I just started a few beans just in case. Still lots of work to do to get everything ready. The pics will tell the story.
10 yards of Mushroom compost
How the holes were dug. Not finished yet!
The first half of the holes.
As I continue to work the dirt I will provide updates.