The SCROG Technique – A-Grade Hydroponics


 Plant Training: The SCROG Method

“In a 1sq/M rising area, you may solely obtain a sure yield primarily based on the genetics you’re utilizing, so filling the room with 12 vegetation Vs filling it with 1 plant will return the identical yield but with a lot increased threat, the solely distinction is the vegging time.”


The Display screen of inexperienced type of rising is a well-liked technique used amongst hobbyist growers to keep away from extra plant numbers however nonetheless obtain the utmost yield in a given area.

Historically the ScrOG is carried out on a well-established vegetating plant proper earlier than altering the photoperiod. In the present day’s model of a ScrOG is definitely not a ScrOG in any respect, it’s really weaving by means of a trellis internet till the web or display screen has crammed, that is really referred to as Espalier coaching and modifications the skeleton of the plant.

A real ScrOG is forcing a display screen over a effectively fashioned plant and letting the plant do the work to make its manner by means of the display screen, the one factor it’s good to do on a real ScrOG is repair the display screen in place and unfold the now flattened branches aside to keep away from any messy lateral branching and extra humidity forming amongst leaves by ‘cleansing up’ the bottom progress which primarily is pruning & eradicating weak and light-weight starved progress.


How lengthy can a SCROG’d develop take?

Vegetation (18/6) may take 6-8 weeks to adequately fill area relying on selection & area. Most, if not all genetics will stretch 50-200% within the first 2 weeks of flower which is lot of progress, so don’t be too hell bent on filling the area within the progress interval as a result of typically attributable to sexual maturity a plant can plateau till the photoperiod is adjusted.

A tip for these wanting to realize a full area in veg previous to altering the photoperiod could be to make use of a product referred to as CYCO XL at week 3 of veg for explosive progress. The ‘solely interval’ prolonged to realize the ScrOG is the expansion section 18/6, the flowering interval 12/12 is not going to be prolonged it is going to be just about the identical size.

How do I SCROG my first plant?

There are a lot of opinions on what’s the finest technique, our technique is to make use of an identical strategy to our 4-main department method;
Develop as much as the 6th, prime beneath 4th and take away the very first opposing set, this may arrange your plant to have a pleasant robust base.

Merely develop this plant for 4-6 weeks it’s at this level you’ll repair the ScrOG internet in place by both forcing it on the plant or inserting simply above the beneath the cover and use the weave and thread method if that’s the type of plant you need, however I feel pushing the web down on them and spreading the branches evenly beneath works manner higher and returns extra uniform buds.

Double SCROG’ing internet?

Relying on the variability you’re rising chances are you’ll wish to contemplate a second trellis internet at round week 3 of flower for further assist, alternatively you should use the type of rising together with the yo-yo hangers which function nice department and fundamental cola assist. Supporting the primary stems this manner will assist them develop to their most potential, I’ve discovered up to now unsupported branches don’t develop the identical manner and in some instances they really cease growing mass if the stem is below an excessive amount of duress.

Purchasable SCROG Nets

We’ve a number of SCROG nets on the market at A-Grade Hydroponics in varied completely different sizes and supplies. Under is a brief listing of our present obtainable SCROGS: (Click on to view the product)


SCROG / Tent Netting 1.2M x 1.2M

Vegetable Gardening Ideas


Mammoth SCROG Netting

LEFT COAST – Gorilla Backyard Trellis Netting 1.2 x 150M

Good luck and have enjoyable with SCROG nets!


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