Many growers, veteran or novice, think of the SCROG (Screen of Green) technique to improve the yield of their cannabis plants.
This technique allows to control the height and direction of growth of the buds and at the same time promotes a better yield both in number of buds and weight.
This technique can be a little complicated to understand at first, but once understood and applied correctly the results will be quite incredible
. Here is how to set up the SCROG method and some useful tips for those who wish to use it.
The first thing you should do is to plan the layout of your garden. You should measure the size of the room to make sure you will have enough space for the SCROG method installation. This will allow you to plan how many plants you will use, the angles of inclination of the branches and the overall height of your room. In addition, you will need a netting or chicken wire to carry out the SCROG method.
Once you have the netting ready, you should place it on top of the soil in the grow room.
The netting link should be located about 20 cm above the ground. You should secure the net using wooden poles at all four ends and some additional supports to keep it well aligned. This will create enough space between the net and the ground to allow the plants to grow without any obstacles. Once the netting is in place, it’s time to plant the seeds. Place them at a depth of about 4 cm in the middle of the holes made in your growing pot. Plant 3-5 seeds per pot for best results. Once the plants start to sprout, it is time to start installing the SCROG method.
When the plants have grown sufficiently, you will need to tie the branches to the netting using copper wires.In addition, it is advisable to remove all branches that are too close to the light. This will allow light to reach the buds in the homes below the net. However, be sure to leave enough branches for the buds to grow and open properly. Finally, it is recommended to water and feed the plants properly to ensure healthy growth and good yields.
With the installation of the SCROG method you will have better results in your cannabis crop. The interlacing of the branches will allow better light to reach the buds and at the same time provide a higher yield. If you follow the steps described above, you will be ready to enjoy the benefits of this technique.
Tools required for the installation of SCROG netting
The installation of SCROG mesh in cannabis crops is a task that requires a variety of tools to achieve an optimal result and the production of a great harvest. This essential tool is an essential component for cannabis production and allows you to get the best yield from your crop.
Ensure secure fastening of all parts to avoid movement and accidents when attaching the mesh. Prepare cutting tools including wire shears, edge shears, and electric or hand saws for thicker SCROG mesh. Use a sturdy brace to attach frame tops and bottoms and staples or bailing wire to secure the mesh. An impact screwdriver might be necessary for metal frames.
In addition, you will need tools such as a hole digger to make holes in the soil to insert the frames.
This could be a hand tool or an electric downrigger, depending on the size of your cannabis grow hopper. It also requires proper cleaning tools. You will also need a brush, a clean cloth and a hose with a nozzle to remove dust and debris. This tool is essential to ensure good performance and keep the SCROG screen always clean.
If you want to ensure a successful installation of your SCROG mesh, make sure you have the tools described above. If you are not sure what tools are necessary for the installation of SCROG mesh in your cannabis grow, talk to a horticulture expert or visit a farm supply store for professional help and advice.
Care during the installation of SCROG netting
When it comes to growing cannabis, there are many different ways to approach it. Among these, SCROG (Screen of Green) netting has stood out as one of the best ways to harness the growth of the cannabis plant to maximize its yields. An effective way to install a SCROG cannabis screen is vital to success in cannabis cultivation, as it helps keep the plant under control, ensures balanced growth between plants, and is an excellent way to maximize harvesting results.
Below is a guide to installing a SCROG screen.
First, you need to choose the right space to install the screen frame. The initial height and size of the screen will vary depending on the number of plants and the amount of production expected. A SCROG mesh is easiest to set up to grow with 4 to 8 plants, under a 600w bulb, in an area of 2 square meters or larger. After selecting the appropriate growing area, set up the frame horizontally for the SCROG mesh, ensuring secure fastening to prevent movement during the process.
Next, it is important to install an effective lighting system. This means finding a lighting system that provides even and strong enough light for the plants to grow successfully. The right lighting equipment will help maximize yield by increasing the number of hanging points for the buds of the cannabis plants.
Once the light has been set up, it’s time to prepare the SCROG mesh. This means stretching the mesh over the frame horizontally and making sure it is perfectly taut. This will allow the buds to be well protected so that they can grow successfully, and the mesh should not loosen over time.
The next step is to make sure the cannabis plants are at the same height before installing the netting.
This will ensure that the netting spreads equally in all directions. It is common to start with one plant and then spread it out to the sides to expand the growth over time. For a SCROG grid, it’s recommended to have at least 2 to 4 plants. Install support rods once all plants reach the same height. These rods provide support for the netting and the plants as the buds strengthen. The support rods allow the shoots to spread out easily, without risk of falling over due to the weight.
Now it is time to climb the shoots through the mesh. The buds should be secure in the netting, but not so tight that they get in the way of air circulation. Once the buds are secured, the spaces between the stems can be decreased to reduce the risk of disease.
Once you have completed the above steps, the SCROG netting is ready to use. This will help maximize harvest results, ensuring smooth plant growth. If the above steps are carefully followed, SCROG netting will help create high-yielding cannabis plants to enjoy.