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You can then stretch a screen over the posts, slide it down to the level of the plants, and either let them grow into the screen or pull the branches through it.

An important question to ask before putting branches into the scrog is: Where does the branch want to go? If a branch doesn’t want to stay where you put it, you might need to place it somewhere else. Don’t force it.

Scrogging can stress a cannabis plant out, and you’ll probably notice that the plants look a little wilty afterward. But fear not—with some direct light they’ll bounce back, and putting them through the scrog will be worth it in the long run.

Other considerations before you scrog weed

You can build a frame or structure around plants when growing indoors too. A common indoor trellising structure is a frame made out of PVC pipe. You can also affix a set of post of some kind to any structure sturdy enough to support a screen—another common setup is to nail some 2x4s upright into a plant tray.

Outdoors, the easiest way to spread branches out is to buy a tomato cage or some other pre-made structure, and put it around the plant when it is young. The plant will grow into it and as it does, you can help branches along by pulling them through different points of the cage.

Scrogging marijuana outdoors

All branches above the screen—the canopy—will fill out with thick buds, while most of the foliage below the screen will get shaded out. You’ll want to prune the bottom branches and dead leaves below the screen because they either won’t produce buds or will produce buds that are of poor quality.

It’s a good idea to water plants within 24 hours of scrogging to give them a little boost to get past the stress of the procedure.

Scrog grow weed easy

Sea of Green (SOG), multiple plants

ScrOG – The ScrOG method involves lower plant counts, typically 1 plant per 2’x2′ area. Veg periods vary, with longer veg periods resulting in canopies larger than 2’x2′. Screens are used to facilitate plant training which results in short bushy plants with virtually all target bud sites in the best lighting zone. ScrOG method is touted to produce 2 to 3 times the yield of traditional growing methods.

Screen of Green (ScrOG), single plant

SOG – SOG is used to create “perpetual harvests”. The method involves high plant counts per cu ft and short grow cycles. Clones are introduced to 12/12 flowering with little to no veg cycle. Trellis or other screen material may be used to support heavy colas but no plant training techniques are used. Many growers cannot use SOG due to local plant count limitations.

A great deal of confusion exists regarding the difference between Sea of Green (SOG) vs Screen of Green (ScrOG) methods of growing cannabis. Before I present what I consider to be some of the better “How to ScrOG” Guides, allow me to briefly define the difference between SOG and ScrOG.

There are a number of variations of the ScrOG method. We have scoured the internet and selected what we consider to be some of the better “How to Guides” below.