Light and soil questions

A question from a fellow grower:

got a few questions about lights. what would recomend for Veging then the Flowering part. an what would be better that Miracle gro.

Actually despite much of the false information on the net, Miracle Gro is one of the best. You can try many different specialty fertilizers and any one of them is equally good and maybe slightly better but that depends on a lot of other things

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Also check out this ILGM article:

Most people veg under regular CFLs or other fluorescent light systems, and then use specialty LEDs or HIDs for flower.

Check out this info on lights:

You don’t have to buy the brands in this picture but it gives you a lot of information to compare the various type of lights available as well as start up costs and long term costs. You can find equivalent lights for much cheaper and of similar quality with a little research.