SCROG and light distribution

How does the SCROG method affect light distribution in the grow room? I’ve heard it helps evenly distribute light to all the plants, but I’d like to learn more.

One answer “SCROG and light distribution

  1. The Screen of Green, or SCROG, is a simple yet effective growing technique used by many indoor cannabis growers to promote even light distribution and maximize yields. The basic idea is to start with a strong and sturdy trellis, similar to tomato or vine trellises. Then, fill in the gaps between the trellis with mesh netting, usually a light fabric mesh with holes large enough for plant branches and stems to be able to poke through.

    As the plants grow, the mesh netting is the guide for you to tie branches to, so that they are all the same height and get equal amounts of light to the tops of the branch buds. This method works best for plants with more of an “indica” growth pattern (short and stocky) as opposed to “sativa” plants (long, stretchy branches).

    This is an efficient way to use the vertical space in your growroom or tent and allows you to maintain a consistent canopy of light without having to invest in extra infrastructure. The mesh netting acts as a shield to direct the light towards the plants and lessen the scorching effects of direct lighting, so you can safely use more powerful lighting to penetrate all levels of the canopy.

    Plus, because all the plants are evenly distributing the light, you’re sure to get a more even accumulation of trichomes due to consistent lighting across all levels of the canopy (pistils on your buds will be uniformly frosty, not just on the top portions).

    Ideally, the SCROG method requires more labor, input and monitoring from you, but is incredibly worth it if done properly. If done correctly, a well-trained and manicured SCROG setup in your growroom will look like your own personal jungle, thick with lush green foliage, each branch topped with a bulbous crystalline bud.

    If you’re just starting out, a SCROG setup is definitely the way to go. It takes a bit of effort to set up and get the hang of it, but once you have it mastered, you’ll never look back.

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