I'm pretty excited to be starting our first legal grow this year and am starting to prep supplies/lists of items we need now, to be ready. I would really appreciate any feedback on what I have got so far in my plan, and especially the gaps where I'm not sure on what's best. We want to do this as natural/organic as possible and also as simply as possible.
We have a bunch of seeds already and some 30 Gallon smart pots.
As far as germination we are considering some options and are curious what others think:
1) Straight to final pot outside, cover with humidity dome until it sprouts.
2) Sprout indoors in a plug, then straight outside into final pot.
3) Paper towel method
Does it matter which we choose?
For soil, we are considering two NoTill options: Organic Gardening Solutions and Easy as Organics. Are there any other good organic soils around we could check out?
For mulch, is straw/hay acceptable?
As soon as the sprout is in the final pot, we were going to then mulch with a layer of straw/hay and just water as needed/add more mulch as needed from there on out. Am I missing anything vital or will that do the trick?
Oh and regarding water, with NoTill soils like that do I need to adjust the pH of my water, or does the soil take care of that itself. I've read conflicting things...