hi all i decided it was time we had a scrog guide and growers thread after talking with azza we decided to do a joint effort hopefully showing 2 different perspectives of achieving a net full of buds!i will start and hope azza and any other scrog growers or people thinking of trying this method will add there input.
i have about 7 scrog grows under me belt now and have it working well for me with minimum effort and i think my method could safely be called"the lazy mans scrog" i have pictures taken from seed to harvest of my afghan1 scrog from early this year and will attempt as best i can to explain my methods and the how and why of all the various bits needed for a successful scrog grow.
well i guess we start with a seed!my germ method again is simple i first soak the seeds overnight in a glass of water as soon as they show any sign of white bits they go straight into individual small pots(pudding bowls)of coco and under 24hr light under my 160w pl4 fluroes the coco is inert and as yet has no feed at all added this imo is very important and makes roots grow quicker also important is a small fan blowing gently on the seedlings this helps strengthen the mainstem and wards of damping of disease.
the first feed will only be given once the cotelydons or seed leaves become yellow until then the seedling gets all it needs from the stored nutrients in the seed leaves,first feed should be low ec mine is .60ec inc bg.
i repot after 2 weeks growth into 6inch pots and this is when training proper really starts,first i will top the plant by removing the top at the 4th set of leaves and then give a week to 10 days recovery time after which the side branches will have grown out and can be topped as well same method will be applied multiple times over the next few weeks also supercrop every single branch this you can be fairly ruthless about at this point as it is of great benefit later when horizontal growth is established on atleast the top 2/3rds of the plant you then remove the bottom 3rd of small branches and stems which are not used in scrog and will cause problems if not removed and now without a net is easy.
for the next month or so all we do is veg and supercrop top and bend cease all training and repot into final pot a week before introducing change to 12-12 and wait 2-3 weeks using metal halide bulb before fitting your scrog net this way you have masses of budsites which are clearly visible and easy to line up with the holes in a matter of minutes and as we spent much time training now you simply switch to your hps bulb and watch the buds grow into a mass of budsites little to no more guidance or training is needed with an indica dominant strain,sativas maybe longer!
i shall go through and add the pictures shortly and expect azza will be along with his input shortly,peace all.
right this is the size your seedling can start training for scrog tgc afghani and co 005.JPG 186.09KB 8 downloads
this shows the plant after first topping note side branch elogation ghani progress 008.JPG 144.89KB 8 downloads
this shows same plant 2 weeks and another all over topping and supercropping sc afghan kush3 008.JPG 257.24KB 7 downloads
this shows the same plant 1 month later first a1 scrog 001.JPG 240.45KB 7 downloads
this is after a week under the net using 250w hps led pics scrog 006.JPG 221.54KB 7 downloads
another week later no more training needed scrog flip1 006.JPG 212.56KB 7 downloads
another few days and scrogday2 flower 003.JPG 206.08KB 8 downloads
again a few more days later
again few days scrog4 kush 14 06 15 009.JPG 215.82KB 7 downloads
all the rest are a few days to a week apart, scrog 15 06 15 002.JPG 211.39KB 7 downloads scrog kush 5 18 6 15 012.JPG 210.64KB 7 downloads scrog day 11-20 6 15 002.JPG 253.52KB 7 downloads scrog 6 23 6 15hps 001.JPG 272.42KB 7 downloads scrog 30 06 15 004.JPG 270.31KB 7 downloads scrog dog 05 08 15 005.JPG 406.79KB 7 downloads scrog 06 08 15 006.JPG 249.58KB 7 downloads scrog 080815 001.JPG 301.97KB 8 downloads scrog 10 08 15 005.JPG 369.16KB 7 downloads scrog 11 08 15 day 65 001.JPG 305.43KB 8 downloads scrog harvest 001.JPG 115.85KB 9 downloads