Growing in soil is a natural way to produce flavorful buds. Soil is also a forgiving option for beginners to use in early grows because it's usually willed with nutrients.
Plants won't grow without plenty of light. Providing good light means making decisions about using LED or high-intensity discharge lights among others.
The best start to a new grow is quality genetics. One of the biggest keys to a great harvest is having good seeds from a reputable source.
Your grow area can be an entire room or a tent. Within your grow area, the canopy will be where the plants sit. It's important to make sure the canopy is well lit and you have enough room to move around.
Giving your plants the right amount of nutrients at the right time is important to a healthy grow. Each stage of the plant's growth cycle require different nutrients and different ratios.
Exhaust, air ciculation and intake are important to provide a constant stream of fresh air to your plants. Carbon filters and inline fans can also help disperse smells as the plants mature.