Sea Of Green (SOG) Technique for a Bigger Harvest & Yields!
Sea of Green, usually abbreviated to “SOG,” is a method of growing marijuana that forces it to flower at a young age. The plants have only been in a vegetative state for about two weeks. This method allows you to harvest much earlier than your plants are growing normally.
Benefits of Sea of Green (SOG)
What are the advantages of the SOG technique? It is really used when space is limited in a growing room. You can maximize your space without sacrificing yield. Getting the plants to flower with a 12/12 light regime allows you to get more flowering plants in more space. The yield from a single plant may be lower, but the cumulative yield from Sea of Green is greater.
Better harvests and more marijuana
SOG producers also generally have time restrictions. Certain strains of marijuana take longer than 10 weeks to complete their growing cycle. With the SOG method, you’ll get more crops and more marijuana. This is a method used on larger farms that require even coverage.
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Growing cannabis under artificial light means you need to use that light more efficiently. This is because you pay the electricity bill, but also because you want to get the most out of your assets. Many growth rooms are set up so that plants are illuminated from above. In this system, the upper leaves and branches cast a shadow over the lower sections, which means that part of the plant will always not receive as much light. By packing the plants in close proximity, you create a canopy of buds that makes the most of your light. A large HPS light gives you only one lighting option, but multiple HPS grow lights give you better light coverage for your entire crop.
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The SOG technique is particularly useful with large numbers of cuttings from a cloned marijuana plant. This saves you from buying seeds and ensures that your plants are feminine and of high quality. SOG growing doesn’t usually require pruning, but some growers like to tidy up the lower branches under the canopy. This will help the plant focus on the main bud and improve overall airflow under the canopy. You can also clone these cuttings and deploy another set of SOG plants to keep the system replicating.
Using the Sea of Green method
You don’t need any special skills for the SOG method to be effective. All you really need to do is understand the concept. The lack of any training or pruning need makes SOG one of the easiest methods for growing weeds.
Step by step instructions
Below is a simple step-by-step guide to the Scrog method:
- Germinate seeds or take cuttings to create clones
- With 18 to 24 hours of light, grow them until they reach a height of 25 to 30 cm
- Place the plants with about 1 or 2 plants per square foot (30cm x 30cm) and change the lighting scheme to 12/12 to force flowering.
- Once a dense can of buds forms, cut off the branches below and use them for clones.
- Harvest when you are ready.
“You can pack short plants close together in a ‘Sea of Greens’ (SOG) or ‘Sieve of Greens’ (SCROG) to maximize yield.” ~ Jorge Cervantes
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Some growers begin a 12/12 lighting program when the marijuana plants are only about 6 inches tall. Likewise, some growers can pack the plants more or less tightly depending on their preference. The requirements change depending on the variety and growing space. Use this guide as a baseline, but make the necessary adjustments for your specific situation.
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SOG systems generally work better with indica strains due to their short stature and single primary cola. Sativas can work, but they’re usually too leggy for the SOG system to work well. It is best to top the sativa strains a few days before changing the light cycle to 12/12.
Strains for SOG growth
are good for the SOG method.
Sativa is like:
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FAQ about the SOG (Sea of Green) method
What kind of strain is better for SOG?
Sativas can work, but indicas are generally more appropriate.
What are the benefits of SOG?
SOG allows you to maximize your space without sacrificing yield. It is very suitable for commercial growers.
Are there any disadvantages to SOG?
Combining indica and sativa strains is difficult. Pests and diseases can spread quickly, and plants take longer to care for (large number of plants).
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