What is Sea of Green?
Sea of Green is the theory of harvesting a lot of small plants, maturing them early to get fast production of buds means the flowering stage starts early when the plant is small and young.
Why Choose Sea of Green?
Instead of growing few plants and that too for a long period of time, in the same space many small plants can be harvested that matures faster and in less time. This method ensures the grower can maximize his limited amount of vertical space. It works on the principle of grow small, early flowering plants.
Sea of Green method is beneficial at the time when one crop can be started; another is maturing thus leading to a continuous harvest all round the year. The plants if started the same time creates a “green canopy” trapping most of the light at top level only and the grower attempting to concentrate on the top of the plant, using the light and space to its best advantage.
SOG is more frequently used for small grow areas though used by commercial growers too. SOG demands to harvest only the top of the plant, the bottom branches are trimmed to increase air flow.
How to use Sea of Green Method
One should be well known about the concepts of SOG, a proper understanding of this technique works lets the grower grow any weed. One of the main reasons for opting Sea of Green method is that it saves money on buying seeds and ensures quality.
Here is a simple step by step guide:
• Germinate the seed or take cutting from cannabis clones.
• Grow them under 18-24 hours of light until they reach 10-12inches in height.
• Plant them out at around 1 plant per square foot and switch the life cycle to 12 hours per day so as to promote flowering.
• See if a dense canopy has been formed, trim any branch underneath it and use it for clones.
• Harvest when ready.
This method requires a lot of artificial light and thus uses the light in the best possible manner to get the best out of the plant.
Are all Cannabis plants suitable for SOG?
Almost all the Cannabis varieties can be grown using SOG method. But the best that are suitable for Sea of Green setup are Sensi Star, Nebula, Sheherazade, Belladonna, Magic Bud and Sugar Babe.
Screen of Green (SCOG) Growing Cannabis
Growing Cannabis with the ‘Screen of Green’ SCOG method
What is Screen of Green?
Screen of Green is one of the most productive, energy efficient and easiest way of growing the plant indoors. This technique is mainly used by the growers who have limited vertical space and also by those who have low level of lighting.
As the name implies, this method adds the use of screen which is a wire mesh, string or nylon netting and is kept between the plants and the lights. Screen of Green closely resembles Sea of Green with a little difference being that Screen of Green uses extensive training to produce same field of bud effect with just one plant.
Timing is very important for the success of SCROG method. This method is best suitable for small stealth grow making the best possible use of smaller lights and works well with LED grow lights and CFL lights.
Why choose Screen of Green way to Grow Weed?
One of the most productive and easiest ways to grow indoors. It involves proper training and is suitable for vertical space and is ideal for stealth grows. It makes the most efficient use of lights thus gives high yield.