very shortly woodsman, I kinda rushed myself into the grow iv got going atm so I got a bit of time yet before harvest. got some good clones this time around though for round 2. This will be a great test to see what I yield with topped plants vs ScrOG.
Should be building the frame for the screen and the ebb&flo table next week but dont expect to put it to use for another couple months. Will post some pics when the table is together and testing
nice pics woodsman. How tall did you let your girl before you put screen down? i don't know how high a plant should be b4 it goes into the screen? does it matter? All help appriciated
The methods, techniques, styles, what have you etc. are all different when it comes to scrogging. The point is to reach your goal what ever it may be. There really is no wrong way, only better ways maybe to reach what your striving for.
So as for height of the plants before screening, it would depend. I am running a 24"H screen and allowed my plants to be 24 inches tall before placing the screen. This was an appropriate height for the size pot that I am using. It allowed the plant to sit about 4 inches over the height of the screen and just prior to placing the screen I "over" bend the already LST'd branches as to allow them to fit well until untied. (using stainless wire) I then remove the wires and allow the branches to press against the bottom of the screen at the place where they would want to push through. I spend some time then carefully pulling the tops through in the locations that best suits the symmetry of my screens design. I keep a circle shape to my placing of branches untill the two circles within the square meet. At that point I train the brances to simply fill in the remainder of the screens open holes. Due to the dementions of my design, if the plants are at 36 inches in diameter when entering, they fit well into the 3 feet of width of the scrog. They take nearly a week to do most of the filling 90% (strain dependant). Flowering begines and fills the rest of the scrog within another week or less. The rest of flowering is spent above the screen with a whole screen full of vegitative plant that is then allowd to stretch into large long colas.
I chose this height in lue of the the strain that I am using. Jacks Cleaner 2 tends to strech 3 times in flower and this allows 36 inches of height between the top of the screen and 12 inch mark before the lights. If the tops begin to reach the lights "burn mark", I switch to cool tubes. (another beauty of tent and scrog) As you will notice the scrog fits just inside the dementions of the upright polls. It is also set on a sheet of plastic egg crate which is set inside a removable floor. The floor slides out, scrog and all and allows me to enter the tent to make adjustments, changes etc. without leaning over all the plants.
I have read a lot of posts and guides about scrog,but i still dont understand how you train the plants and how you fill all the screen holes.Maybe cause of my bad english..
Hello Woodsman, havent' heard from you in a while. I like your Scrog thread - it is my preferred method.
Here are a few Widow's in 3 weeks flower in a (Shaggy) Scrog, I like to think of it as the "hedge of happiness". I forsee sticky sissors in about 6 weeks.
The additional screen holes get filled up with lower growth that catches up and with side branching that flourishes due to being exposed to more light (because the main colas are laying sideways).
Does that help?