Growing medium: Weed soil + 1 year old compost + perlite + biochar + ash + cooked rice husks + perlite + azomite + lime + bat guano + seafood shells + peat moss+lava rock dust+red and green chilies. The chiles are a defensive move against bugs.
Seeds: Autoflower seeds from a single source (stand up please @Frankster) but they are different unknown varieties
Germ time: Put the seeds in water on Sunday and by Monday 100% were peeking out. In the germ water was small % of lava bean water
Lights: So much of what I've read says to keep the light at 24", but I have 2 blurple lights closer and one at the 24" mark. I have 2 CFL bulbs hanging at 24"There is a strip of blue LEDs which I added and I have a blue regular lightbulb that I might add because @Edinburgh said auto flowers do well in blue light.
I can add a Mars Hydro T2000 and keep it turned low if readers think this is a good idea. This year I moved the whole grow closer to the window and strung a wire to hang lights from. I still have the ladder but it isn't attached to anything so if I get tired of it I can take it away. This config can be taken down in a few minutes just in case.
Water: @DireWolf told me to use regular tap water which I am doing PH between 6 and 7 -- also have some stores of rain water. My plan like I did last time is to carefully transplant to2 gallon and 3 gallon containers and when things get too tight take some outside for more breathing room. Am picking up my custom-made drain pans tonight from the steel man and will install them instead of the current 'mess on the floor'configuration. I still have some other photoperiod seeds that I can germinate, but wanted to get these auto flowers off to a good start. Very much appreciate all thoughts and ideas and yes I washed down the room really well b4 beginning again.
Results; Planted on Monday and Tuesday and today being Day #3 I can see one little seedling raising its head.