ok, first things first. welcome and good luck.
this thread is like the blind leading the blind because most of the pro growers don't care about first grows, 90% of the "advice" I've read in your thread was utter bullshit.
Since you are new to growing i will begin from the beginning.
Week 1 to ?
Time frame depends on how long you veg.
1) Make sure you germinate your seeds in a room temp dark spot (70-80f), I use a pill bottle and place it in a medicine cabinet. you want it light proof. I let the seeds float and poke at them a couple times a day, once they sink they are ready to be sown.
2) Do NOT use seed starting mix! most are very limited in nutes and that causes a seedling to be a custom to lack of nutes and soon after you either over nute or the plants don't reach potential. It's just like every other living organism in nature, from birth it adapts to its environment. Plants are resilient and in the end its actually strengthens the plant, hard knock life. Most soil is good for about 2 weeks on nutes before the need to add anymore.
3) Now you got good soil and a ready to go seed its time to sow it. Don't start with small cups, pots, ect.. everytime you transpant it causes stress, stress = smaller plant and a higher chance of producing males. plant sex is determined in the first couple weeks on a plants life which include factors like temp, stress, water supply, air ect. Basically the less interaction with you that is needed is best route.
Use CFL's or 4ft fluros. Mixed cool white and warm white are best. 5000k and 2700k work best. You can place them within 1 inch of the plants if the air flow is right.
Adjust the lights daily if needed, keeping them as close as possible without burning them. Even then, a cfl burn takes a while and its completely salvageable. The more light the better = GET AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE
Make them shuffle in the wind, this builds the stem girth and in turn increases water and nute uptake.
You can never have enough air flow, thick stems = more yield.
No need to add nutes for about 2 weeks, most soil has multi-part fertilizers which means some are ready for consumption immediately and some are time released.
Note: All holds true as long as you use ph balanced water, ie distilled.
I think this covers the stage you are currently in, i'll sub to this thread because i like your style. if you need any real advice give me a shout.