I've done outdoor in the past and I used Ocean Forest by Foxfarm, but I found like many people I've talked too, it was a little too strong. I was burning the tips of my leaves from a sproutling. I'm switching to indoor now, as outdoor isn't safe in my town, and I was looking for some advice and other people's opinions and experiences. I really appreciate it!!!
I find soil can cause alot of issues with moulds and rotting organic matter, where coco and perlite the plant dosnt absorb or break down any of the matter and rely on the nutrients you feed it, which speeds up and finishes the season alot quicker and larger yeilds in my opinion
I use Rockwool . I love it.. I started my germinated seeds in a tiny cube , then was able to take the entire cube and transplant into a hollowed out bigger cube when they were a seedling.Then When i moved my girls to the veg room i used an even Bigger cube 4 inches i think and thats where they will stay till they are done.. Let me add that i also use clay pellets intergrated mosly under the RW. . I love this stuf.. it holds moisture but doesnt drown my plants . Very minimal if any transplant shock..none was noticed from germ to seedling size. I noticed a little shock when i put into veg room but to be expected because of the light and nute changes that had to be made.I almost didnt answer this question , I am growing Hydro.. Hope this helps some :)