Growing Cannabis: The SOG method (Part 1)

This is the first part of a two-part series. Growing Cannabis: The SOG method (Part 2) is here.

The SOG method is a way to grow weed indoors that revolves around a SCROG net and many weed plants. The resulting buds will be very sticky, so watch out! If you have no experience growing marijuana yet, I suggest reading the how-to grow marijuana introduction for beginners first. It would be best if you also read through the general indoor growing guide before continuing to this article.

How to grow marijuana with the SOG method?

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Cannabis Class What is Hemp Oil – The Stone

The recommended number of plants is 9, but you can do more or less if the space allows it. I recommend using the least amount of weed plants for your final count to harvest each plant after around three months, which will enable you to have a continuous supply of weed. This method is also less work than growing a single weed plant so that you can have the best of both worlds.

Before we get to your shopping list, let’s talk about why people use the SOG method and how it works.

Why The SOG Method?

SOG stands for Sea Of Green, referring to the many green plants that form a canopy. Growing many weed plants in a small area gives you a robust harvest because each plant will develop its buds and contribute to your total yield. The more plants, the better, so let’s get started!

This is how it works:

  • 1. Place several seeds close together on top of moist paper towels (don’t add water) and wait for them to germinate. You can learn more about the germination process in this guide on how to grow weed indoors.
  • 2. Plant each seedling into its small pot when it has grown at least two pairs of leaves (“cotyledons”). If you plan on planting multiple weed plants, make sure they are all the same strain, as they will be clones of one another.
  • 3. Wait for each young plant to grow a few sets of new leaves and strengthen the roots by feeding them some water and nutrients.
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Cannabis Class: Growing Marijuana Plants in Organic Gardens – The Stone
  • 4. When your weed plants have developed their fifth leaves, you can transplant them into the large pots you used for the SCROG net or mesh wire. Put nine weed plants in each pot because that’s the perfect number for your grow room. They should all fit in easily with enough space between them, which is essential for light distribution because each plant needs access to all wavelengths of light.
  • 5. Ensure that the pots you use are big enough to fit all your plants, but be careful not to pick banks that are too big because the roots will have more space than they can take advantage of. You should use at least seven gallons (26 liters) pots.

Thank you for reading Part 1 of our two-part series. Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Growing Cannabis: The SOG method (Part 1), Growing Cannabis: The SOG method (Part 2)

Growing Cannabis: Hydroponics using coconut water? (Part 4)

As we all know, coconuts consist of 60% water, and coconut water contains a high concentration of potassium (K), magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), and many other trace minerals

In hydroponics systems, coconut water is used as an additive at certain hydro stores; however, I do not recommend it because you don’t know what is really in there and if they add anything. It’s best to make your nutrient solution with known ingredients

Coconut water for weed plants can be mixed with 1:3 parts of vermicompost tea and worm castings tea (worm castings compost) to one aspect of coco-water for a medium nutrient solution that will provide all the nutrients necessary for vigorous growth during vegetative growth stages

To create a homemade concoction using coconut water as an additive, mix one teaspoon of sea kelp meal, one tablespoon of feather meal, one tablespoon of organic fish bone meal, and about 1 gallon of coco-water. This concoction can be used to feed your weed plants once a week

To make double the amount, simply mix two teaspoons of sea kelp meal with two tablespoons of feather meal, and two tablespoons of organic fish bone meal into 1-gallon coconut water

Coconut water for marijuana plants can be mixed 1:3 parts vermicompost tea (worm compost) to one part coco-water for a medium nutrient solution that will provide all the nutrients necessary for vigorous growth during the vegetative growth stages

You can buy any type or brand of coconut water at grocery stores or health food stores that carry them

Although pitaya and dragon fruit are known for their sweet flavors, coconuts are known for their high nutrients and beneficial properties. When mixed with guano tea and worm castings tea (vermicompost tea), coconut water provides your weed plants with a wide range of essential elements: potassium, magnesium, calcium, and many other trace minerals not found in tap or bottled water.

As we all know, coconuts consist of 60% water, and coconut water contains a high concentration of potassium (K), magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), and many other trace minerals.

Mix two teaspoons of sea kelp meal with two tablespoons of feather meal and two tablespoons of organic fish bone meal into 1-gallon coconut water to make double the amount.

When mixed with guano tea and worm castings tea (vermicompost tea), coconut water provides your weed plants with a wide range of essential elements: potassium, magnesium, calcium, and many other trace minerals not found in tap or bottled water.

When consumed, coconuts have many benefits to the human body, including immunity-boosting properties that help our bodies fight off various viruses and bacteria. Contrary to popular belief, coconuts cannot be used to prevent or cure cancer because they do not possess any special anti-cancer abilities. However, studies are being done by several universities around the world, which show evidence that certain compounds in coconut oil may be able to kill some types of cancer cells.

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