ScrOG Tutorial - (screen of green)
The Screen of Green or more commonly known as ScrOG method, is a technique used mainly by
growers who have limited vertical space and also by growers with low level of lighting, such as flouro's,
small wattage HPS and HID lights. The screens are usually made in a rectangular shape,
although other shapes can also be used with good success. The ScrOG method can be used with
hydroponic or organic plants, seeds and also the more commonly used for this method, clones.
The main goal of using the ScrOG method is to have more area of lighting available to the plant or plants,
usually resulting in more potent buds and higher yields. The ScrOG method is best used by novice and
experienced growers, a good knowledge of pruning and training is required.
Chicken wire: 2 inch poultry netting is the most common used.
8 pieces wood: 4 for the frame and 4 for the legs of the frame.
Nails: You can also use screws for extra structure stiffness.
U Nails: This will be required to fit the chicken wire to the framework.
Twist ties: Preferably plastic coated, paper coated ties could cause mold.
Clones: Approximately 1 per square foot, although 2-3 is fine but results in more work.
First of all we need to prepare the plants we are using for the ScrOG.
Most commonly clones are used with this method, some reasons being that their growth is more predictable
and you will have more branches when compared to seed grown plants. First you will need to grow your
clones normally, when they have reached roughly 5-6 inches in height they are topped, this will help to
produce more side growth and stop vertical growth and also increase yield and even plant growth.
Please note; Always use the same/similar strain of clones or plants for the ScrOG method. If you use
multiple varied strains, it will result in more work and the plants may not
grow and flower at the same rate.
For more information about cloning, read these guides:
Common Cloning Technique: tutorials/common-cloning-technique-t535.html
Scarification Cloning Technique: tutorials/scarification-cloning-technique-t534.html
Water Cloning Technique: tutorials/water-cloning-technique-t528.html
For more information about germinating seeds, read these guides:
Germinating Seeds by Herbalicous: tutorials/germinating-seeds-herbalicous-t228.html?hilit=Germinating%20Seeds#p1520