The Essential Guide to Sea of Green (SOG) for Extend Yields

January 15, 2022

When cultivating weed indoors, it's essential to do so as efficiently as possible. Indoor crops often work with limited grow space, and the added expense of artificial light compels growers to maximize their resources. Cultivators face this challenge with every crop: how do you make the best use of limited space and ensure every plant gets as much light as it needs?

What is sea of green?

The "sea of green" method, also known as "SOG," is a low-stress technique that grows many small plants at once as opposed to a few larger plants. Sea of green plays on the idea that if plants in a small space are forced into their flowering phase early, they only need to grow to half their size to support cola development. The small plants flower in less time and take up less space — a win-win situation.

The sea of green method clusters your many plants in tight quarters together under grow lights. As the plants grow together, they develop a canopy of buds under the light, creating the so-named "sea of green."

With equally given care, regular nutrition, and a watchful eye on each plant, you can raise a successful SOG crop in any grow room.

How much does a sea of green plant yield?

A SOG yield per plant depends on the number and types of plants you cultivate. During the flowering phase, a SOG-grown plant will develop a single large cola at the top. These plants require little training to develop their buds aside from typical plant upkeep.

A healthy grow space is a must for ideal yields. SOG plants require correct pot size, type of light, water pH, nutrients, soil types, environmental conditions, and other growth factors. Cultivators who dial in their formulas can tease maximum yields per square foot out of their SOG crops.

How to use the sea of green method?

It takes just a few simple steps to cultivate a successful crop with SOG.

First, either germinate seeds or obtain cuttings of other plants to create clones. It's easier to use clones for your SOG crop because you can make sure the plants are of the same cultivar and will grow the same way, all conditions being equal.

Place your plants in pots that are seven to twelve inches across, to ensure they have enough soil to develop healthy roots. Arrange your pots with approximately one or two plants per square foot, being careful not to place the plants too close together. This creates a seamless plant surface area, and while this at first sounds like a good idea, it encourages the plants to compete with each other for light and stresses the plants. More stress conserves biomass, and in turn, limits the production of buds.

Once your plants are snug in their pots, light your grow space with 18/24 hours of light until they reach 10-12 inches in height. Be careful that your plants are at even height, so each one is receiving an equal amount of light.

This phase of the growing cycle is called the vegetative stage, and how long a crop stays here depends on the cultivator's preference. Some grow each plant at 18/24 light until they reach around 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm) in height. Other growers will switch the lighting cycle when the plants are 4-6 weeks old, or even six inches tall.

It's not recommended to switch from the vegging phase sooner than four weeks, as the plants aren't quite mature enough for flowering. Adding an extra week or two may boost yields as it's all about finding the perfect ratio of yield to harvest speed.

When you're ready to switch to the flowering phase, convert your light cycle to 12 hours of light and 12 of darkness. The light switch will force each plant to create a wide canopy of green, focusing all their energy into developing a single cola.

It's important to keep light evenly spread in this phase and far enough from the plants to prevent any hot spots. Pro tip: as the canopy develops, trim the branches underneath to propagate as clones for future SOG crops.

Finally, it's harvest time when your plants are ready. A good indicator of harvest readiness is the clarity of your buds' trichomes: once they're white and cloudy, your SOG crop is ready to go.

So,are you ready to use the SOG to grow your indoor plants? Here are some efficient LED grow I'd like to recommend to you.

ECO Farm ECOP Samsung LM301B Chips 120W/240W/320W/480W/640W Quantum Board LED Grow Light

ECO Farm ECOP Samsung LM301B Chips 120W/240W/320W/480W/640W Quantum Board LED Grow Light

  • Sustainably double yield
  • By deploying a vertical farming cultivation system, We can increase the yield per room from 100-125 pounds per harvest under HPS to 200-250 pounds per harvest under purpose-built horticulture LEDs, while only increasing power consumption by five percent.
  • Achieve faster cycle time
  • Bench turns are faster as crops mature in eight weeks, instead of nine, which will result in 35 additional days of cultivation per year.

 ECO Farm 780W/960W Foldable Full Cycle Dimmable LED Grow Light For Greenhouse

 

  • Controllable Power Output: Indoor plants need different Luminous efficiency output in different growth cycles. Our grow lights are equipped with a dimmable knob switch. You can adjust the height of the grow light or adjust the power of the plant lamp to achieve the best energy output. This design helps us do easier shipment packing, and you can store it easier.
  • It has a 120° wide beam angle to provide excellent light distribution and cover a large area.
  • Combined with 3 or 4 even-sized parts, each part can be folded.
  • With manual dimming knob and controllable dual-network port R14, suitable for smart light controllers to connect up to 200 LED lights
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 ECO Farm ECO-Net 680W/1000W Fordable Samsung 301B Chips LED Grow Light

  • Sustainably double yield
  • By deploying a vertical farming cultivation system, We can increase the yield per room from 100-125 pounds per harvest under HPS to 200-250 pounds per harvest under purpose-built horticulture LEDs, while only increasing power consumption by five percent.
  • Bench turns are faster as crops mature in eight weeks, instead of nine, which will result in 35 additional days of cultivation per year.
  • Provide increased uniformity
  • When compared to HPS, the LED lights are delivering more energy to the lower portion of the plant canopy which is resulting in higher yields for our customers, with notable improvements to flower size and weight throughout the canopy.

However, it's essential to understand that flowering time varies from cultivar to cultivar. Each variety of your plants may take more or less time to flower, regardless of the SOG method. That's why we also provide different types of LED grow lights for you.

If you want to know more about other LED grow lights please visit our website: ecofarm.ca

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