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Grow 1. Day 1. Greetings fellow Open-Growers! I have been looking forward to this moment for a long time. Introducing my first ever grow and grow journal. I recently moved from Arizona to a southern state without legal medicinal cannabis. So, a year ago i began planning how i would deal with this situation. I have a lot of pain from muscular dystrophy. Since I can't buy a trustworthy product in this vicinity, i decided to grow my own. My growing philosophy is rooted in organics. My plan is to fortify some Fox Farm Happy Frog soil. More on this later. I will be using the Rootmaker II pots. I have 6 pint sized pots for starting seedlings, plus 1- and 3-gallon pots. The tent is 4.3'x2.8'x6.5'. After a lot of study, I went with Platinum LED's P300 model for my lighting requirements. The ventilation system is powered by a Hurricane 4" fan rated at 171 ft3/min. Ten months ago I ordered some seeds from Nirvana. I bought three auto-flowering varieties, thinking these would provide an easy intro to growing cannabis. The varieties are: Short Rider (6-8 weeks) Northern Lights (7-9 weeks) Lemon OG Haze (10-12 weeks) I hope to grow two from each variety. Each packet contains 5 badly-mishandled seeds. When i moved, I did it in two stages. First i moved out of my house. I was downsizing from a 3 bedroom house into a 1 bedroom apartment. Then, i moved from that apartment in Tempe, to my current home. The apartment in Arizona had a garage. When i moved from my house to the apartment, i lost track of the seeds. They were in one of the boxes. And those were all stacked in my garage. The seeds were in the garage from April until September. The temps were above 100F (37.8 C) for most of that time. The high temp this year was 119F (48.3 C). 105 (40.5 C) or higher was fairly routine. Are these seeds viable? We shall soon find out. Yesterday i began soaking the seeds, two at a time, in a solution made from 1 gallon of distilled water with 1/4 tsp humic acid and 1/4 tsp of Super Thrive (B vitamins for plants). Since the Lemon Haze takes the longest to grow, i began with those. I could have soaked all 6 seeds at the same time in 3 separate cups, but i didn't want to lose track of which plants were which. On December 31st at midnight, the two haze seeds went into the cup for an overnight soak. Then, yesterday morning (Jan 1st) I placed the seeds in a paper towel damp with the same solution. Then the Northern Lights seeds went into the soak from about 8 am to 4 pm. They got paper-toweled. Then finally, the short rider seeds got the same treatment from 4 pm until midnight.