Comparing Sea of Green (SOG) and Screen of Green (SCROG) Methods

The Screen Of Green method is very similar.

Sea of Green probably the same as the Sea Of Green cultivation method. The only difference lies in the use of a screen to fill the entire growth area with large and heavy buds, hence the name “Screen Of Green.” (Sea of Green (SOG) and Screen of Green (SCROG)).

Sea of Green
In the SOG Method, you can easily cover the plants with a SOG Net Support and arrange the branches using Tutoring rings or clips.
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Cultivation of medicinal plants sustained horizontally using the SCROG (Screen of Green) net method.

The screen is primarily made with a large wire mesh placed between the light source and the hemp plants.

It is important, in the SCROG method, to obtain clones from a female plant for use as well, allowing at least one plant to grow with flowers in a square meter. In this method, hemp plants are not flowered until they have covered the entire mesh with all their leaves. This way, hemp plants grow upwards and through the wire mesh, and at this point, they are trained to work around the screen, forming a very uniform green canopy. The top branches and lower branches are held and trained under the green canopy. The use of 2-inch-thick wire or 2-inch nylon is necessary.

Best time for the plant

The hemp plant should cover the entire mesh with foliage before the flowering stage begins. This is achieved by allowing the plant to grow through the wire mesh and training it on the shelf in a way that it grows around the mesh, forming an even green canopy. At this stage, it is kept under the flowering cycle for at least two weeks. The lateral branches and lower buds are also trained under the net. Using an HID light source, the hemp plant will shoot up in growth to push its bud to the limit. The top buds can grow to the size of a 1-liter soda bottle.

Waiting time

After two weeks in the flowering cycle, the top part is allowed to grow vertically and pass through the screen. As the top grows vertically, make sure to train the fan leaves downward, towards the bottom of the net. This allows the growing bud to absorb the light. If there is a compact fan leaf growing, it’s best to trim it in half, making it shorter but leaving some of the half alive on the hemp plant so they can still absorb light for nourishment, growth, and developing the flowers to their full potential. Remember not to cut the entire leaves. Cutting the entire fan leaf can lead to damaging the overall growth of the hemp plant.

Important care after growth

The best and most rewarding part of the Screen Of Green is when the flowers begin to emerge through the screen and grow vertically, creating buds above the mesh and living up to the name “Green Screen.” This is also the time to exercise caution and increase plant care. Trim below the screen and cut all lateral branches and stray buds. You’ll notice that the green screen is so thick at this point that it’s harder for light to penetrate and reach the bottom leaves. The slow growth of these hemp leaves only absorbs energy the plant dedicates to its buds. Trimming these lower leaves a bit concentrates all the energy on the growing bud above the mesh.

Benefits of the mesh Sea of Green

The best strain we can suggest for the Screen of Green is the use of C99. There are other great varieties as well. But the goal for pure Indica or Indica-dominant crosses is to achieve massive yield using the SCROG method. If desired, you can eliminate training the plant around the net and simply stretch a chicken wire mesh over the growing area. Bending, fixing, turning, and lacing are replaced by the use of the net to maintain and secure the buds in place. This mesh must be shaped conveniently to allow the most light to reach the plants. This mesh is known as the green screen. The top hemp branch will grow in ramifications, and the bud tip will start to grow as well as they grow and make their way through the holes in the screen.

Hemp cultivation Sea of Green

It is crucial that the entire canopy at the top receives the maximum necessary light. The amount of plant provided will be the amount of time a hemp grower wants to occupy the screen up to a point where it will be completely filled with buds when harvested. This will depend on the characteristics and strains implemented; on the other hand, a producer can fill a canopy with a plant if desired. If the hemp plant flowers, the slow-growing bud can be cultivated by allowing it to grow and pass through the SCROG screen. After doing this, it will provide a harvest similar to a Sea of Green, but with fewer plants, yielding more due to trained utilization of space.

Basic Principles in Sea of Green (SOG) and Screen of Green (SCROG)

This type of variation above uses the same basic principles in SOGs and SCROG. Both methods were discovered due to the inefficient quality of fluorescent light sources. In some cases using fluorescent light, the grower uses fluorescent tubes on the ceiling and lines the shelf or box to maximize growth. But modern hemp producers are now using good HID bulbs, achieving better results when set at different heights, pushing the buds to their upper limits. By doing this, large cob-like buds can be grown, similar to the size of a large corn cob or a 1-liter soda bottle.

Requirements for Sea Of Green (SOG) and Screen of Green (SCROG)

There’s also a different setup or what seems like a variation of Sea Of Green, but with the use of the screen to train the plant to grow horizontally and have the bud bloom under the light. The screen material is derived from a chicken wire or nylon mesh fence, or it can also be improvised using hooks and fishing line to create a net. The screen is positioned at a certain height, slightly above the middle of the plant. If Indica species are being grown, it’s good to use the screen no more than 8 inches above the containers

Indica-dominant hybrids require 12 inches, and pure Sativa plants develop more internodes, so the screen should be 18 inches above.

Necessary Measures for Perfect Cultivation in Sea of Green (SOG) and Screen of Green (SCROG)

The clone will start growing and branching out below the screen if not trained to pass through the screen. The light source should be hung with chains so that you can play with the length and allow it to be raised or lowered if needed. Growth with Screen Of Green does not require as many seedlings as SOG; only 1 square foot per flowering hemp plant is needed, which can be grown for 1 to 3 more weeks, as the vegetative growth phase is longer than with Sea Of Green and the hemp plant needs to fill out. In this, hemp plants are horizontally grown under the screen for up to two weeks in the flowering stage.

Adaptation of Hemp

If the foliage becomes excessive, make sure to trim the leaves in half, creating shorter leaves. This way, the bud gets the most available light. This short leaf will also maintain its function of providing energy for nourishment and growth of the hemp plant. It’s not advisable to cut off the entire fan leaf, as this can lead to a hemp plant not developing to its fullest. After a week, all the fan leaves can be trimmed to allow better light penetration and increase ventilation to prevent fungal or mold growth, although some hemp growers opt to retain half of the trimmed leaf.

If you’re very concerned about removing all trimmed fan leaves after a week.

During this time, the hemp flowers form, growing vertically, and creating a canopy of buds above the screen. Now you can go under the screen and remove all lateral branches and buds below the screen. The canopy needs to condense for a while to reduce the amount of light passing through the lower growth. An overall slowdown in growth can redirect light concentration away from your bud, so you have to trim and remove all lateral branches that didn’t pass through the screen, as well as eliminate the scattered bud sites that could otherwise lead to occasional stagnation. The goal is to have the hemp focus all growth stage eff