Here is a short list that may help. Copy anything you want.
0. Buy yourself a 600 watt LED light on ebay. I got my first one for $150.00.
1.Use Fox Farms soil and nutrients. They have great customer service help line 1-864-502-6500.
They told me exactly how to use Fox Farms products and it helped tremendously.
They have everything that has been designed to work together. It’s easier than trying all different things or, doing it yourself. My plants literally quadrupled in size when I just went to FF.soil and nutrients.
2.Use cloth pots and lift them up onto some type of drainage (2x3’s) so they can get air circulating on the bottom and sides.
You need to have them lifted up, put something under them, so you can flush them. (I always water them a little heavy so the water drains out of the bottom into the water catcher I have. Then empty that into a bucket. Then I dump the bucket into the toilet.
Eventually I’m going to have a Hot and cold water spout, sink, waterproof floor ( cement or tile) with a drain in the middle of it. Then I can just have the cloth pots lifted up on wood 2x3’s and the water can just go down the main drain.
That way I don’t have to catch the water and pour it into a bucket.
3. Buy a water meter and a temp/humidity gauge on ebay.
4. Don’t move your plants around unless moving them to the flower room or, stress them out in any way.
5. Find your designated grow (Veg and flower room) space.
6. Separate your Veg room from your Flower room.
7. Make sure your Flower room is bigger.
8. Get some type of ventilation system. Fan, whatever. I use a bathroom fan for exhaust with ABS 90’s and ABS pipe to keep it light tight… and keep the air circulating. $15.00 on ebay. ABS 90’s and ABS pipe you can get at Home Depot. Put it together with some black duct tape. You don’t have to glue it.
9. Invest in an A/C unit and a 30 pint dehumidifier.
10. Make sure the temperature stays between 68 and 75 degrees at all times (it can vary a bit,)and it is completely dark and light tight in your Flower room.
11. Don’t let it get too humid in the Flower room because of bud rot and mold. I suggest 40%.
12. Make sure your girls get 13 hours of uninterrupted sleep in a dark, light tight ventilated room.
Anyway, that’s how I did it, by 4 failures, trial and error, with a very limited budget.
Ideally, I would like to have a completely automatically controlled room, that never gets over 75 degrees and never over 45 % humidity.