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SOG method (sea of green)

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by thewood, Feb 14, 2007.


    thewood Active Member

    has any one ever used the sea of green method to grow and want to give some helpful advice?

    VictorVIcious Well-Known Member

    read everything you can find, look at the pictures, print out the ones you find helpful so you can look at them closer.

    ViRedd New Member

    Hi, Wood ...

    The idea in SOG is to grow a LOT of little, single cola plants in one area. By a lot, I mean four per square feet of growing space. To do this, you'll need to grow a strain that makes sense. It will have to be very Indica-like. Short and bushy. The flowering cycle should be started when the plant is very small, like under six inches. Then, you'll have to prune the plant into that one cola shape. The end goal is to end up with tons of single cola plants that produce between 1/4 and 1/2 ounce each.

    The bad part is, with the huge plant numbers, your security is compromised. Remember ... the feds get real snotty when the plant numbers exceed 100. Its real hard to convince anyone that with those kinds of plant numbers that your grow is for personal use as well.

    For the record, one of the most successful SOG growers I've ever seen uses Legend's "Ultimate Indica" in his SOG grow. The guy is amazing.


    videoman40 Well-Known Member

    Please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe the 4 per sq/ft is for hydro, in soil I believe its more like 1 per sq/ft.
    Again, feel free to correct me as this is something I have been investigating lately, and I am no expert at it.

    ViRedd New Member

    The one plant per square foot rule is for regular bush growing in small spaces. If you use square pots that are small enough, you can still get the four per square foot SOG grow going. Remember, in SOG you want to end up with lots of 12-18 inch single cola plants with no side branching. The person I mentioned in the above post uses round cylinders to grow in ... and it works perfectly. They are in trays on shelves ... one on top of the other with room for lights inbetween. He grows hundreds of plants per cycle. Zowie!


    videoman40 Well-Known Member

    Hey dude, again....correct me if I am wrong, but as I unserstand it, prior to going into flowering, you trim all the side branches, than switch to flowering.
    I was told one per sq/ft if growing in soil, but at 4 per, it sounds like something I may want to try.

    thewood Active Member

    thanks i appriciate it i'll have to sleep on this one though.

    Sanifsan Well-Known Member

    lol...there has been so many nights when I went to sleep thinkin about my new strategy according to what I had heard that day on the forum....

    DrGreenFinger Well-Known Member

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    kerten Active Member

    4 plants per square foot for vegging--no pruning nothing at all--this will prolong harvest if you prune--koz u r flowering so soon with this technique there wont be enough time for the plant to develop side branching--nothing significant anyways.
    flowering- 1 plant per square foot- no pruning still. you should pick a strong mummy plant-take cuttings and the minute theyve rooted, veg them for a week or 2 then flower the bastards.Remember no pruning no nothing just let them grow.

    sensikush75 Active Member

    ^^^ thats how I would do it.

    homegrow0420 Member

    Newbie here, Just finished my first attempt at a soil grow. I used single pots for a few plants for a small garden, just trying to do some skill building. ALL WERE MALE:( So, regrouping I was going to build 3 self watering rubbermaid planters and run the flowering and vegging cycles in a 30d veg:60d bud. I would start one every month and rotate so that in 90 days I could start having a monthly harvest (give or take a wk or 2 in budding) using the SoG method.

    So with all that said, my question would be how to figure the plant to sq. foot ratio with multiple plants in a single container that would allow me to use the same planting locations, and planter itself, for both veg and bud modes?


    bodonovich Member

    get a 4x8 homemade bed
    fill with 7in of soilless mix
    throw in 160 clones
    2 1000w lights
    veg 7 days

    hope for 1/2 oz a plant

    5lbs for 2 lights

    Lido Member

    Have some buddies doing SOG right now. They are harvesting about 10 per week in a 3x3x3 grow box. 0 veg with 1/2 oz per plant. 1 1000 w hps
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    joeiv916 Active Member

    Same here man.. Everyday is a new day lol

    hwy420 Well-Known Member

    Wow; it seems though that everyone is having tremendous success with SOG; Would you recommend the AeroFlo 2 36 Site for a SOG 600W grow?

    kushing Member

    so basically if you have a two table lay out use one for vegging for 2 weeks, and then transfer to flowring? how long does the flowering take with this tactic, is it two weeks for vegging...? im fairly new to this so any help with be a blessing thank you
    shake shake

    shake shake Member

    wow i was following along and thats very intresting concept i asked about in another strain so (just a questions) but if u was trying to do 10to 15 pounds every month........
    whats strain would u use?
    how much space and lights needed in the stages?
    shake shake

    shake shake Member

    in soil of course.....forgot to add that
    shake shake

    shake shake Member

    10 what? pounds or ounces? ouncs of course?

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