Greetings and hallucinations. So I went on holiday back at the end of May, came back a couple weeks later and instantly got pneumonia. My mate bongjockey came to the rescue and babysat the op (again) while my veterinarian was fixing me up (thx agn beej ). Still feeling kinda ordinary but not spending all day in bed now, at very least. The Get a harvest every 2 weeks thread had gotten far too long to be useful. Understandably (to some degree), people were not reading the whole thread (often not even post 1, page 1) and I wound up getting the same questions over and over. That thread was closed and stickied when I split for the south Pacific. The thread started out being about my rotating SoG op but kinda turned into "Ask Al." I do have some particular opinions about grow ops. I'm focused on growing useful quantities of dope in limited floorspace by means that will work for everyone, every time, at reasonable total cost and low effort. That means SoG, with clones under fluoros, veg & flower under HID lighting. Because I'm a stoned slacker, I think ops should take as little effort as possible and everything that happens in the op should have a basis in replicatable science. I don't like wasting time on experimental stuff or blowing money on 'magic sauces' where you really don't know what's in them. Please don't ask me about LEDs (expensive time wasters), flowering with fluoros/CFLs or Aerogardens (too small to be useful AND ridiculously expensive). If you're a noob, read How not to grow dope. Might look like a humour piece but it's really a list of just about everything wrong you can do in a grow op. Stoney McDoper's greatest fault is that he thinks MOAR IS ALWAYS BETTER. It ain't. In a grow op, there's not enough, just right and dead. If you want a perpetual self-supply of smoke, ESPECIALLY if you're a noob, use tried and proven methods. Find an op depicted on here that is demonstrably producing well and copy it to the letter. Simpler is better, every single time. A bunch of people have asked me to write a grow book. If I did, I bet could do it in 10 pages or less. It'd be more cookbook than grow book as I wouldn't attempt to cover all ways of growing, rather just present a recipe for the most efficient and productive grow one person can do in spare space. If you want to do a warehouse, I'm not your guy. I'm by no means an expert in all styles of growing and there's better plant problem troubleshooters out there than me (potroast in particular) and numerous soil/outdoor experts on board, but if you have questions about doing an indoor hydroponic grow, you can ask them here. Since the Get A Harvest Every 2 Weeks thread was closed, folks have a tendency to ask me stuff in unrelated threads. I'm sure the thread starters would prefer their threads are not hijacked. Please put your queries for me in this thread- easier for me to keep track and hopefully will make other folks happier, too.