Month Archives: April 2024

Growing Methods

Style of Growing: SOG and SCROG

Many indoor growers are challenged by the height limitations of their lighting systems. One solution is to grow shorter plants and focus on developing the canopy, as the buds in the top portion of the plant tend to contain more cannabinoid content than those on lower branches.[1] There are two growing styles to achieve this: Sea of Green (SOG) and Screen of Green (SCROG).[2] [1] [2] Variously spelled “sea of green” and “screen of green” (uncapitalized), as well as SoG, SCRoG, …

Equipment for Indoor Growing

Growers need a lot of different equipment to foster the ideal conditions for cultivating high-yield, high-quality cannabis indoors. We’ll walk you through your options, depending on your preferred cultivation method, operational size and budget, starting with the crucial decision of whether to use a grow tent or a grow room.Grow tents versus grow roomsUnless you’re a greenhouse grower, your first decision is whether to use a grow tent or construct a grow room from scratch.A grow tent provides cannabis with …

Photos vs. Autos

Photos vs autos: a comparisonIn the wake of cannabis legalization, growers have more options than ever when it comes to selecting genetics and strains. An important choice to make is whether to cultivate photoperiod plants (photos) or autoflowering ones (autos). Let’s look at what makes photos and autos unique and the key differences to consider when selecting between these varieties.PhotosPhotoperiod, also known as photoperiodic or photosensitive, cannabis plants get their name from photoperiodism, the physiological reaction of plants to the recurring cycle …

Cannabis Life Cycles

In the wild, cannabis goes through three phases during its life cycle: (1) seeds germinate and seedlings sprout from seed; (2) the young plants grow vegetatively, marked by the proliferation of roots, stems and leaves; and (3) the plants mature, budding and flowering or ripening, until they reach sexual maturity, when they drop seed.[1]Understanding the crop life cycle is important for commercial cannabis production. Unless a grower grows an auto-flowering variety, light is the main driver of the “flip” between …