ScrOG Video of netting may help you know how this tutoring technique works
If you are thinking about going into this method, you should watch ScrOG video of netting first
ScrOG, which stands for Screen of Green, is a relatively new training technique that forces a plant to grow horizontally, which leads to a considerable improvement of the cultivation. This training is possible thanks to the use of a mesh that is tensioned and placed above of the plants, a couple of inches from the ground. ScrOG is very easy to implement, but if it is the first time you are going to train plants this way, you should watch ScrOG video of netting. Screen of Green is commonly used for indoors sowings, where the space is reduced and agronomists have to make the most of the available area. One of the reasons this methods is so effective is that it makes the plant to be distributed evenly; in this way all leaves can reach the light equally, which makes it to grow much healthier.
Another of the things that makes Screen of Green so profitable is that, by limiting the height of the plant, you get it to sprout flower buds faster, being able to pick crops in a shorter period of time, compared to other procedures. Scrog video of netting can also be useful if you are thinking to build the training trellis on your own, but if that is not the case and you want to save time and money, you should consider using MALLAJUANA, a high quality trellis specially designed for ScrOG. MALLAJUANA meshes are very resistant and easy to install, you only have to attach it to a support structure that should be 12 inches (30 cm) above of the main stem formation. When it finally reaches the netting, it is time to start tracking the plant; this is a technique that consists of cutting secondary stems, just below hemps, to make it branch into two when it starts to grow again. The result will be a very leafy plant that will improve your harvest up to a 20%.
As new stems sprout and grow, it will be necessary to move them to the empty spaces of the sides, sliding them under the mesh until it is full. In the end, older stems will be inside the squares at the edge of the mesh, and newer should be in the center. There are many SCROG video of netting in which you can learn how to move them provoking the least possible damage, which will guarantee that your plant will not contract diseases due to mechanical stress.
The material in which the netting is made, as well as the size of the square, may vary from a scrog video of netting to another. Plastic meshes are the most recommended, because they are the less harmful for the plant and also because they cannot lodge bacteria, maintaining adequate phytosanitary conditions. Wire nettings can be hard to manipulate and, in the long run, may hut the plant as it grows. It can also cause diseases related to rust. In the other hand, raffia trellises may harbor bacteria that could spoil your hemps. It is important to keep in mind that plants cannot enter in the flowering stage before the mesh is completely full, or at least when 90% of it is, because, if it were not the case, the whole potential of the procedure would be wasted. Once the mesh is full and flowering stage has started, there are not more cares related to the method itself.
Some gardeners like to attach better the plant to the netting. It is not recommendable at all to use wire or agricultural raffia for this task. Plastic clips are a very good option and you will often see them in ScrOG video of netting, because they are a cheap and hygienic alternative for traditional ties.
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