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?
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.
- 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.
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