How To Grow Autoflowering Seeds Using SCROG

In this article you will learn all about the Screen of Green technique, advantages associated, how it works, including our top tips
31 March 2020
5 min read
How To Grow Autoflowering Seeds Using SCROG

Contents:
  • 1. What does scrog mean?
  • 2. How it works and what can i use?
  • 3. Hands-on training
  • 4. Top tips on scrog
  • 5. Best recommended strains for scrog
  • 6. In conclusion

When growing Cannabis at home, any extra hints and tips can go a long way in boosting yields. Below we explain about the training method known as Screen of Green, how it works and what to consider next time you grow from seed to harvest.

1. What Does SCROG Mean?

SCROG refers to when a screen is applied to a grow room, to multiple or one huge plant, to be trained and manipulated through the screen.

You may have heard the term Sea of Green (S.O.G) which describes a large number of smaller sized plants grown close together. The end goal is to achieve what appears to be a sea of plants covering wall to wall of the indoor grow space. 

When adding a screen into the mix, the dynamic of the garden dramatically changes, as everything is now given its own exclusive place on the screen. Unlike the S.O.G method where Cannabis plants are left to grow without any training or manipulation prior to flowering, Screen of Green requires much more hands-on attention.

2. How It Works And What Can I Use?

How To Grow Autoflowering Seeds Using SCROG: How it works and what to use

 

The most important thing to consider is for the space in the screen to be large enough to easily feed growth tips through. Making your own homemade wooden frame to fit around your chicken wire or pea netting is a great idea and a good way to customize your grow space. 

3. Hands-On Training

One thing that is required when working with autoflowering Cannabis plants and using a screen, is spending time manipulating the direction your plants grow. Once the growth tips are in place and have been allocated their own unique space until the time of harvest, the only thing you may need to do is to prune your plants, removing anything below the screen.

Pruning is the art of removing foliage and exposing a bare main stem, to allow the remaining canopy to absorb all of the growth energy. By doing this your top buds will be as fat as possible, without any lower, underdeveloped flowers forming. 

How To Grow Autoflowering Seeds Using SCROG: Space between pots

4. Top Tips On SCROG 

1. Make sure your screen or net can easily be raised and the plants accessed if necessary. A screen fixed in place may be problematic in the event of an emergency involving you to get to your autoflowering ladies. 

2. If making a homemade screen from bamboo cane, make sure they are thoroughly washed in an alcohol, hydrogen peroxide or bleach cleaning solution. The last thing you want is to infest your crop with pests.

3. Do not overcrowd your grow space, and allow each plant to grow out into the screen. It may take some time and moving certain shoots around as the plants grow, however, the end result is well worth it.

How To Grow Autoflowering Seeds Using SCROG: Top 5 tips

4. If pruning, be sure to use a clean and sterile razor blade or scalpel. You should not need to prune much foliage if the technique has been performed correctly.

5. Some cultivars are better suited than others when it comes to Screen of Green. Hybrid and sativa dominant strains are much better thanks to their large size and growth structure.


5. Best Recommended Strains For SCROG

Wedding Cheesecake Auto
Wedding Cheesecake Auto
Genes
Sativa 65%/Indica 35%
Genetics
Wedding Cheesecake
Flowering
9 – 10 weeks
Harvest
450 – 600 gr/m2
Height
90 – 130 cm
THC
Up to 24%
CBD
< 1%
Autoflowering
Yes
Buy seeds from 13,00 €
1 fem
13,00 €
2 fem
24,00 €
3 fem
36,00 €
5 fem
55,00 €
10 fem
99,00 €
25 fem
215,00 €
50 fem
365,00 €
100 fem
590,00 €
500 fem
1 950,00 €
1000 fem
3 400,00 €
Pack
3 fem
Add to Cart
36,00 €
 

A huge yielding variety that performs amazingly well under Screen of Green.

Jack Herer Auto
Jack Herer Auto
Genes
Sativa 65%/Indica 35%
Genetics
Jack Herer Autoflowering
Flowering
9 weeks
Harvest
400 – 500 gr/m2
Height
70 – 110 cm
THC
Up to 21%
CBD
< 1%
Autoflowering
Yes
Buy seeds from 9,00 €
1 fem
9,00 €
2 fem
16,00 €
3 fem
24,00 €
5 fem
40,00 €
10 fem
70,00 €
25 fem
150,00 €
50 fem
250,00 €
100 fem
420,00 €
500 fem
1 450,00 €
1000 fem
2 400,00 €
Pack
3 fem
Add to Cart
24,00 €
 

A sativa dominant hybrid that stays medium height but grows very bushy.

Six Shooter Auto
Six Shooter Auto
Genes
Sativa 70%/Indica 30%
Genetics
Six Shooter Auto
Flowering
10 weeks
Harvest
500 – 650 gr/m2
Height
100 – 140 cm
THC
Up to 23%
CBD
< 1%
Autoflowering
Yes
Buy seeds from 11,00 €
1 fem
11,00 €
2 fem
20,00 €
3 fem
30,00 €
5 fem
45,00 €
10 fem
80,00 €
25 fem
175,00 €
50 fem
300,00 €
100 fem
490,00 €
500 fem
1 650,00 €
1000 fem
2 800,00 €
Pack
3 fem
Add to Cart
30,00 €

A very tall and highly productive hybrid strain, flowering in 70 days.


6. In Conclusion

As a beginner grower works their way up and learns about the different types of plant training, SCROG is certainly at the more advanced scale of the spectrum. It takes experience, as well as a thorough understanding of how autoflowering and photoperiod cultivars grow. The advantages of growing with the Screen of Green method are that only big-sized, top-heavy buds will be produced, no concern over smaller sized flower buds and under the screen is totally clean of foliage, bugs and optimal in terms of airflow around the base of the plants.

 

31 March 2020
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