Welcome James, you sure came to the right place to learn how to grow you own. If you have any questions after your reading, feel free to ask us....peace
Welcome. How have you tried to start them? And how long did you try for? Mature locks take between 1-2 years to form. And most people don't see any progress for the first 2-6 months. A few members, myself included, didn't see any progress for the first year.
Check out the dreaducation page first. Then take a look through the timeline forums to see what the first few weeks/months should actually look like