Growing cannabis with the SCROG (Screen of green) method
Getting optimal yields from your indoor marijuana garden requires a different approach than what is commonly used outdoors, and the Screen Of Green (SCROG) method is an ideal way to maximize the amount of canopy that receives light from your high-intensity discharge lamps.
The Sea of Green (SOG) has been popular for years, and the SCROG method relies on the same features, but growers add a screen that can maximize light exposure. Screens can be as simple as chicken wire or nylon netting that allows you to hold back the tops of the growing canopy. Ideally, the screen should have holes with a 5-cm diameter.
SUSPENDING THE SCREEN
Screens should be kept as close to your lights as possible, and you can train your plants' tops to increase the number of marijuana buds that have access to light. Screens are kept between the growing medium and your favorite Cannabis plants. Generally, marijuana gardeners put one plant for every 30 square centimeters of screen. If you're not sure, it's better to use less plants rather than more. You can grow all of our marijuana strains with the SCROG method, and it works just as good with Indicas as it does with Sativas. Because Cannabis Sativa has a tendency to stretch during the first few weeks of flowering, the plants are an ideal option, and you can use the screen to keep the total height of your indoor marijuana garden down, making sure that your buds do not burn under intense indoor lights.
VEGETATIVE MARIJUANA GROWTH WITH SCROG
Knowing the way that your marijuana plants will grow is crucial to getting optimal yields with the SCROG method. If you're growing one of our outstanding Cannabis Sativa strains, like our Sour Diesel, you may want to keep your plants in the vegetative stage for a few weeks. Because Cannabis Indica varieties, like our Special Kush, will not stretch much during flowering, you can keep them in the vegetative stage for a longer period of time.
TRAINING YOUR MARIJUANA PLANTS
The main concept behind the SCROG method is that instead of growing a single top bud, you can grow multiple colas under your light. As your plants grow through the screen, you simply pull them back down and tie the branches to the screen. This creates more budding sites and allows you to maximize your indoor marijuana harvest. Plants can easily be tied down with plastic ties, and you can guide the branches to the empty sections of your screen. As the plants grow, they will branch out, and you'll get a crop of massive buds that have access to the light on which they thrive. Keep in mind that you'll probably see more branches when you turn your lights back to 12 hours of darkness and start the flowering period.
Because the SCROG method attempts to create more budding sites, removing the larger fan leaves allows your buds to get more energy, so you can harvest dense buds that are coated with trichomes. It's essential to keep in mind that the plants depend on sun leaves for energy, and you may want to be sure that you don't remove too many of the larger leaves.
PROPER AIR CIRCULATION
While growing Cannabis with the SCROG method, you'll have a thicker canopy, so optimal air circulation is crucial. You can also find some of our Cannabis strains that are mold resistant, so you don't need to be concerned about the increased humidity. If you're growing your indoor marijuana garden in a tent, having an air-cooled lamp is the best way to keep temperatures and humidity in the proper ranges.
STRAINS SUITED TO SCROG:
Green Gelato is one of those strains that is spoken about with longing amongst cannabis growers and connoisseurs. Growers enjoy the ease of maintenance and the thrill of watching dense nuggets form as the 12-12 progresses. Striking purples and mauves develop as the fragrances reach their tell-tale Kush, mint biscuit, and fruity dessert crescendo. Green Gelato is certainly the most flavoursome way to introduce a far-out 25%+ THC into your system. In combination with a unique terpene profile, this strain will whisk your brain away and give your muscles a case of the jellies.
A slight indica dominance gives Green Gelato a number of characteristics that take well to the ScrOG. A high flower-to-leaf ratio means more light exposure to nuggets as there is minimal shading by excessive leaf production. Minimal leaf production also means less need for time-consuming under-shucking. Tight flower clusters form at each node, rather than forming long colas, which creates an evenly exposed canopy of homogeneous buds. Lower flowers that might otherwise be small on an untrained plant are given the opportunity for maximum growth.
Gelato: The Forbidden Dessert Cannabis Of The Gods
GENETICS: THE PURSUIT OF DANKNESS
Fresh out of the dank genetic oven of the San Francisco Bay area comes the hottest Cookies hybrid ever. By crossing Thin Mint Cookies with Sunset Sherbet, a new era of dessert cannabis has dawned. #33 “Larry Bird” proved to be the magic pot number for Green Gelato—the standout specimen from the best of the best of Cali’s dessert cannabis. Crosses went in all directions in pursuit of the perfect hybrid blend. Green Gelato is the most potent and most flavoursome result of the project.
Gelato (the dessert) is so much more delicious than plain old ice cream. And it’s for a very good reason. Gelato is a connoisseur-grade treat. In fact, in Italy, strict quality standards and specific ingredients must be used to legally call a frozen dessert gelato. We qualify our Green Gelato by adhering to equally professional artisanal practices. Exclusive genetics from the San Francisco Bay area is the only way to make genuine Gelato.
GROWING GREEN GELATO
Green Gelato is a slightly indica-dominant hybrid that responds well to pruning and training. Plants grow medium-tall with a very high flower to leaf ratio. Topping, fimming, LST, mainlining, and the ScrOG method are all highly recommended for max yield. Flowers form in tight, small–medium sized clusters rather than long-running colas. Cooler nighttime temperatures late in bloom tend to promote the development of lavender and purple colours in nugs. Indoors, Green Gelato will be ready for harvest after just 8–9 weeks of standard 12-12. Whether you grow organic or with hydroponics, make sure to finish with a thorough flush to release the full fragrance and flavour profile of these gourmet buds.
A TASTE OF GANJA FROM HEAVEN
The Thin Mint phenotype of Girl Scout Cookies is arguably the tastiest. By whisking the sweet, minty biscuit flavour together with the orange citrus twist provided by Sunset Sherbet, the delectably dank Green Gelato is created in a combo of fruity confection. Purple hues enhance the dense, orange-haired buds’ aesthetics. Plus, a loud yet alluring aroma of Kush, baked goods, and forest fruits will bring most stoners close to sensory overload. That’s before you’ve even experienced the effects of 25%+ THC Green Gelato nugs.
You will be shocked and awed without a doubt. In a good way. Green Gelato delights the senses before you have a chance to process the tremendous potency of the near-narcotic gas you’ve just inhaled. Yummy, yummy, huh I feel kind of funny, maybe I should siiiiit doooowwwnn. The mind is charged with a pulse of energy and creativity. And your mood is unbelievably positive too, but the body plays jellyfish.
GREEN GELATO AWARD
Green Gelato is not only a sensation among growers, but she is a Soft Secrets award winner — voted “Best New European Strain for 2019”. You can trust Royal Queen Seeds to produce the industry's tastiest strains!
OG Kush quickly became a much sought-after strain the moment it was introduced in the US. Then, it wasn’t long until it found equal appreciation in the global cannabis scene. The fragrance, look, potency, and palate of this plant continues to thrill cannabis fans on every continent. Striking citrus top notes predominate over gentler sweets and sours, and an enjoyable aftertaste lingers long after spliffs are finished—extracts are a pure flavour sensation. Euphoria and
mental clarity with a bone-deep physical effect make it a favourite for recreational and therapeutic use.
The healthy stretch between nodes of OG Kush makes it an apt selection for the ScrOG. Topping a number of times and exchanging apical dominance for area allows buds at each site to reach their full potential, creating a carpet of Kush with enough distance between nuggets to prevent shading and allow airflow. Cannabis in general responds with vigour to training, and OG Kush is no exception, producing evenly-sized and equally dense flowers across the whole light footprint. OG Kush delivers great yields for a plant that is so undemanding to grow.
An amazing mix of genetics background
Its true genetics are unknown. Some say OG Kush is a mix of ChemDawg with a Lemon Thai and Pakistani Kush. Others say that it’s just a special cutting of ChemDawg from the early 90s. Even the meaning of the name OG has been debated; with some saying it means Original Gangster. However, now, because of its origins, most people agree it means Ocean Grown.
The most popular strain?
One thing that is not debated is the popularity of this feminized cannabis strain. From Hollywood movie stars and rappers to medical marijuana users, OG Kush is loved by many. The most obvious trait of OG Kush is its strong, unique, very dank, slightly citrus aroma, almost like fuel or strong detergent. The flavour of OG Kush is equally as strong and dank, with a long-lasting aftertaste.
Strong mental and physicall high
OG Kush is an extremely strong cannabis strain, with most experienced smokers listing it as one of their favourites. The effect is as strong physically as it is mentally. Though its effect is like an Sativa, the strain's genetics are mostly Indica. The effect is as strong and complex as the flavour. OG Kush takes around 8 weeks to flower and on average the yield is 500 grams per plant.
Big buds with lovely tones
OG Kush is known to stretch slightly during growth but soon starts to fill out during flowering. Generally, it will reach a height of 90 to 160 cm. Its buds are large and dense, lime green clusters covered with a large amount of resin. There are many good reasons why OG Kush has become so popular. Now available as a feminized variety from Royal Queen Seeds, so you can try out this amazing strain yourself.