There are many schools of thought about marijuana growing practices. Two particular growing methods, ‘sea of green’ and ‘screen of green’, have really taken the cannabis growing community by storm. Whether you are new to growing marijuana or an old pro, knowing how to carry out these growing methods properly is essential to getting maximum yields out of your plants. This guide makes SOG and SCROG growing techniques easy for all.
Sea of green is a growing method that allows marijuana growers to harvest much faster than they usually would. By forcing the flowering stage at an early age, growers reap a harvest in a much shorter time, making the growing process less time-consuming. As with any growing method, starting with healthy plants is critical.
For sea of green to be effective, there are a few steps that must be carried out. The very basic premise of this growing method involves only allowing your cannabis plants to remain in the vegetative stage for around two weeks. Shortening the vegetative stage ensures the full focus of the growth period is placed on the flowering stage.
Sea of green (SOG) allows you to grow many more plants at a time, which is ideal for those who are limited on space. Thankfully, the process is not complicated, even for those who are new to growing marijuana seeds. Consider the following benefits.
This method of marijuana growing is often implemented by commercial growers who need to keep up a steady supply for their customers. Because it is so practical and straightforward, even home growers can utilize these growing methods and see positive benefits with each harvest.
One of the most important benefits of using SOG growing techniques is the ability to effectively and efficiently harness the power of the lights you are using. Indoor weed growers use a variety of light systems that hang above their plants. Read i49’s lighting guide for more details on how to choose which system is the best match for your grow set up.
While these lights are mostly beneficial, they do create shadows where parts of the plant are not receiving adequate light. To combat this issue, growers have come up with sea of green, which creates a canopy of marijuana buds that all receive equal light and grow more efficiently.
There are a few cons with sea of green to consider as well. You will need to thoroughly understand both SOG and SCROG to make a proper decision that works well for your growing needs.
Most growers simply want more marijuana harvests, which is why they employ SOG methods. Sea of green is not right for every grower. If you are growing at least four plants, do not mind not having edibles, and want frequent harvests, SOG is likely going to be the right choice.
The best part of using sea of green is you do not have to have any special skills to be successful. This step-by-step guide will help you to know exactly what needs to be done so you can perfect sea of green and experience all the benefits of this marijuana growing method.
If you are a regular connoisseur of marijuana, you are going to want constant harvests. Having a plentiful supply of weed is one of the biggest reasons growers use sea of green growing techniques.
For the best results, you should have a vegetative and flowering area that is devoted to each stage. As soon as the plants are ready for trimming you can start them off as clones so there is a harvest every thirty days or so, as long as you keep the cycle going.
If you take a streamlined sea of green growing approach, this should become effortless. You are merely creating much smaller plants and taking them to the flowering stage much faster than usual.
If you truly want to maximize your yields with the sea of green growing method, Indica varieties are going to be best. These varieties naturally grow shorter and bushier than Sativa, so they are ideal for growing with sea of green.
Although using sea of green is not overly complicated, it is possible to make mistakes. Using the following tips will help you to become an old pro.
Now that you know all the ins and outs of SOG, it is time to delve into the topic of SCROG. While SOG focuses on harvesting as quickly as possible, SCROG is more focused on producing significant amounts of bud.
SOG is more about keeping the plants bushier and smaller by trimming the bottom branches, while SCROG uses a unique supportive platform and string to create a screen of green canopy. This screen of green helps to ensure all buds can achieve the same level of light exposure, and they grow healthy and strong.
The goal of using SCROG is to increase the yield per square foot. Thankfully, scrogging is relatively easy, though it does require constant maintenance and careful training. Consider the following steps, and you will be able to carry out the scrog method properly.
Choosing the right plants is essential for any growing method. To get the best results with SCROG, you must choose a plant that is hearty and thrives. The right plant will be one that can be trained without causing undue stress that leads to death. The following strains are some of the best for the SCROG method.
It would be difficult to fit every grower in a single box and determine which growing method would work for all. If you are compromised on space and want to hurry a harvest, sea of green is likely going to be the best choice.
If you have more time on your hands and want more buds, SCROG is ideal. SCROG methods require more maintenance and time, but they can be used to harvest more bud.
Whichever way you use, you must start with very healthy plants. Plants that are weak with genetic predispositions will not thrive well using either of these methods.
Growing with the SOG and SCROG methods is fun and innovative. It does take more work in the beginning stages, but many marijuana growers feel it is well worth the effort they put in. You may not get the strategies perfect right away, but with time, both of these methods of growing marijuana will seem more natural and less intrusive to your day to day life.
Both options give you a canopy of beautiful buds that are just waiting to be harvested. With the right approach, you can set up your growing rooms so a new harvest is coming about every thirty days when using SOG. If more buds are what you want, try SCROG.