I know what you mean about assuming. Having done my due diligence and dead level best to do everything right, it now appears I have done most everything bassackwards from beginning to end. Must have RO water! pH must be 5.4! Must use FF soil! Must trim those pesky bottom leaves and branches! Must have 4megawatts of light per plant! Must chop at the 60 days it says on the seed banks website! Somehow, I always *knew* most of this was total horsepucky and Uncle Ben confirmed it. I have always loved gardening but I have also always had a totally brown thumb. I owe so much to Uncle Ben; I'm on the verge of starting this years grow. This info could not have come at a better time.
Hopefully Uncle Ben will give some feed back on what we should start with, when we should change and to what.