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Best strain for Sea of Green (SOG) or Screen of Green (SCROG) method

Discussion in 'Seed and Strain Reviews' started by ZINO420, Aug 13, 2012.


    ZINO420 Member

    What is the best strain for Sea of Green (SOG) or Screen of Green (SCROG) method? I've heard northern lights (which one?) and white widow - any others? Also has anyone tried super lemon haze?

    stealthweed Active Member

    Someone has an ongoing scorg of SLH somewhere here go check grow journals but it aint a viable sog strain

    canna_420 Well-Known Member

    SOG is more suited to skunks and indicas that alow alot of stems pr sqm where as SCROGS are best suited to sat doms that stretch well
    TGA Chernobyl
    and jack herer are all great scrogers

    ZINO420 Member

    thanks i'll probably stick with SOG

    calicat Well-Known Member

    SOG a good plant is Chronic from Serious Seed Co.

    ZINO420 Member

    thanks man! i'll look into it

    Jogro Well-Known Member

    Generalizing, SCROG is good for helping to control the height of stretchy sativa-dominant plants.

    Short bushy indica dominant plants work better in a Sea of Green with less training necessary.

    But there is more to it than just that.

    Sea of Green requires you (by definition) to grow a lot of plants. Typically , to ensure that all the plants in the "sea" are uniform, this is done by keeping a "mother" plant and generating lots of clones. While it can be done is soil, in practice, growing lots of plants is also typically means using automated systems for feeding and water (eg like hydroponics). SOG is probably optimal for commercial growing. It may not be so good for small individual growing especially when/if legal plant counts may come into play.

    Screen of green is basically a way to try and maximize yield from ONE plant, and its probably a bit more useful for individual small growers.

    In terms of strain, you're asking the question back-asswards. Any strain "could" be grown with EITHER SOG or SCROG, if you wanted to do that, though as above, some are more suited to one vs the other. The better question is "which method of growing is most suitable for the strain(s) I want to grow".

    If you want to grow Northern lights or White Widow (two excellent choices, by the way), I think SOG would work better, but I'd hasten to add that you probably should get 1-2 "normal" grows under your belt first before you try to do EITHER SOG or SCROG. Training plants to grow under a canopy, or handling many small plants at once may be a bit much for someone with negligible experience in growing.

    A few plants in soil and pots is probably the best way to start.
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    ZINO420 Member

    THanks for the input.. I'm doing deep water culture sog..

    keepitcoastal Well-Known Member

    I personally like it the complete opposite. Jack herer IMO is a better more manageable sog stran than scrog. A ton of stretch in a scrog screen can be a pain in the ass. And in sog you can anticipate your stretch with a strain like jack herer by putting 25-40 clones right to flowering they will still end at least 2 feet tall and my jack herer yields a zip per plant or more when done like that. You save a ton of veg time and yield great and you would probably get a whole other grow in per year, with the time saved by not vegging out for a scrog.

    ZINO420 Member

    I'll prob try white widow or rhino

    Jogro Well-Known Member

    Northern lights, by the is probably THE prototypical "Sea of Green" strain.

    That was the one that everyone grew SOG in the early 90s when the technique took off.

    Pissinyourtropicana Active Member

    How do you dwc a sog?

    JimmyT Well-Known Member

    That sounds like a nightmare :shock:. How many plants are you considering for this SOG?

    cotchept Active Member

    I decided to build a little CFL scrog cab after growing out Vortex. Such a branchy strain that is perfect for scrog. Going to put the screen on in a week or two.

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