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AZshwagg

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I was at barnes and noble and saw the book "Grow Bible" one of the articals has a pic were they managed to harvest wen all the plants were only 1ft high. The pic showed alot of little mj plants 1ft high but full of bud. How is this possible???
 

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I think you're talking about (SOG) Sea Of Green, If so this should explain more...

Sea of Green (SOG) is the theory of harvesting lots of small plants, matured early to get the fastest production of buds available. Instead of growing a few plants for a longer period of time, in the same space many smaller plants are grown that mature faster and in less time. Thus, less time is required between crops. This is important to you when the electricity bill comes each month. One crop can be started while another is maturing, and a continuous harvest, year round can be maintained. 4 plants per square foot will be a good start for seedlings. 1 plant per square foot will allow plenty of room for each plant to grow a large top cola, but will not allow for much bottom branching. This is OK since indoors, these bottom branches are always shaded anyway, and will not grow very well unless given additional light and space.

The indoor grower quickly realizes that plants that are too tall do not produce enough at the bottom to make the extra growing time used worth while. An exception to this rule would be if it is intended the plants are to go outside at some point, and it is expected that the light/shading issue will not be a factor at that point. The plants, if started at the same time, should create what is called a "green canopy" that traps most of the light at the top level of the plants. Little light will penetrate below this level, since the plants are so close together.

The gardener is attempting to concentrate on the top of the plant, and use the light and space to the best advantage, in as little time as possible. Use of nylon poultry fence or similar trellising laid out over the green canopy will support the plants as they start to droop under the weight of heavy fruiting tops. Stakes can be used too, but are not as easy to install for plants in the middle and back of the room, where reach is more difficult. It's easy to want big plants, since they will produce more yield per plant, but it's usually better with limited space to grow smaller plants that mature faster and pack into smaller spaces.

Sea of Green was developed in Holland. Instead of fitting 4 large plants in that small room, fit 12 small ones on a shelf above 12 other small plants. These plants take only 3-4 months to mature from germination to ripe buds, and harvesting takes place constantly, since there is both a vegetative and flowering area devoted to each, with harvests every 45-60 days. It's not the size of the plant, but the maturity and quality of the product that counts. Twice as many plants grown half as big will fill the grow space twice as fast, so harvests take place almost twice as often. Get good at picking early flowering plants, and propagate only those that are of the best quality. 6" square containers will allow for 4 plants per square foot.

You may also gauge by the size of your growing tray (for passive hydroponics); I like kitty litter boxes. ($3 each at Target) Planted 4 per square foot, (for vegetative seedlings) a 12 sq. ft. closet will hold 48 seedlings on one shelf. In my case, I use 4" rockwool cubes that fit into kitty litter pans @ 12 cubes per pan. I can get 5 pans onto a 12 sq. ft. closet upper shelf, so that is 60 seedlings on one small shelf! For flowering indoors, 1 plant per sq. ft. is a good rule of thumb for SOG. If less plants are grown in this size space, it will take them longer to fill the space, thus more electricity and time will be used to create the same amount of product. If more than one plant p.s.f. is attempted, the grower will soon find that plants thus crowded tend to be more stem than bud, and the total harvest may be reduced, so be cautious. It's good to avoid "topping" your plants if you want them to grow as fast as possible.

It's better just to grow 2 or 4 times more plants, since they will produce more, faster, in the same space. Also, "training" plants with twist-ties is a great way to get them to bush out a bit. Just take any type of plastic or paper twist tie and wrap it around the top of the plant, then pull it over until the top is bent over 90-180 degrees and then attach this to the main stem lower on the plant. Do this for one week and then release the plant from it's bond. The plant can be trained in this fashion to take less vertical space and to grow bushier, to fill the grow space and force lower limbs to grow upward and join the green canopy.

This technique takes advantage of the fact that if the top is pulled over, it creates a hormonal condition in the plant that makes it bush out at all lower internodes. Sea of Green entails growing to harvest the main cola (top) of the plant. Bottom branches are trimmed to increase air flow under the "blanket" of growing tops. Use these cuttings for clones, as they are the easiest part of the plant to root. It's also the fastest part of the plant to regenerate after flowering has occurred.
 

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Az...SOG only reduces the amount of time in veg. They still take the same number of weeks to maturity flowering. SOG is designed for clones, ideally all from the same donor or at least the same strain, rooted at the same time, and placed into flower shortly there after.
Plants from seed are neither ready to flower at such low heights, nor will they usually all grow uniformly enough to be an efficient SOG.
Most states "penalize" more for higher numbers of plants.

ScrOG(Screen of green) involves bending and training a fewer number of plants to fill a "screen" of some type(nylon poultry fenceing). Positioned over top of the plants. This is where LST and twist ties, ect. come into play.
 

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wow, thats sounds to complicated to do. I thought of doing it that way cause of space, guess not.
 

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Scrog should not be very hard. just not recommended in soil. I heard that it is a royal pain in the ass to flush the soil out If you run into overfert problems etc.

Here is a well trained pic of a scrog I found online somewhere a long time ago. I mean look at how the stem is. That is some training. IMO

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A SOG grow from seed will end up lots taller than 1'.
You get 1' tall plants with ripe buds by 12/12-ing clones as soon as they're rooted.
 

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it also could be created(this low height thing you are looking for) by using a bunch of lowryders?
 

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In other words, I'll need to clone them and flower as soon as they take root?
GanjaGuru said:
A SOG grow from seed will end up lots taller than 1'.
You get 1' tall plants with ripe buds by 12/12-ing clones as soon as they're rooted.
 

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SOG is designed for clones, ideally all from the same donor or at least the same strain, rooted at the same time, and placed into flower shortly there after.
..you have he idea
 

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I guess that's the next crop. I'll give it a try and see what happens, Course with the help of you guy's.
 

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