- high yields
- quicker harvests
- efficient space utilization
- efficient use of resources
When growing plants using SOG you will get bud sites quickly since you don’t need to “top” the plants. The faster the buds form means more harvests you can fit in a year. For Medicinal plants businesses or anyone else whose goals rely on consistent harvests of big yields, SOG is an important method for speeding up your crop cycles for consistently high yields.
How to Use the Sea of Green (SOG) Method
It’s simple to begin growing in a Sea of Green in just a few simple steps, but first, you’ll want to consider that:
- The SOG method works best with medicinal plants genetics that are more compact since you will be placing plants close together
- The medicinal plants should all be the same height to create a uniform canopy. That’s why we recommend sourcing your starter plants using cutting propagation or tissue culture methods
It seems simple, right? Well, for the most part, it is. The difficulty comes when you need to adjust environmental parameters and genetics to improve flower yields. Luckily, we’ve got the lighting part of the equation dialed in for you:
- When your medicinal plants clones are starting out, light them with 150-200 micromoles and gently increase to 550 micromoles for the vegetative stage
- Set your lights to a vegetative setting (18 hours on and 12 hours off) for the duration of the vegetative cycle
- Plan to slowly transition your plants from the vegetative to flowering stages by gently increasing from 550-800 or more micromoles. Generally, more light equals better Sea of Green yield per square foot, with 1% light equal to 1% yield up to a threshold
- Change your lighting to a setting of 12 hours on and 12 hours off. Lighting at 12 hours will induce the flowering stage
Helpful Tip: You can use specialized LED grow light software to automatically adjust lighting intensity when transitioning between growth stages.
When setting up your grow room, consider these tips when setting up your SOG environment:
- You will benefit from CO2 enrichment in vegetative and flowering stages, up to 1500 ppm
- Vapor pressure deficit is a helpful number you can use to dial in your temperature and humidity
- Decrease humidity when transitioning to the flowering stage to prevent the spread of disease
- To get your grow room lighting, temperature, humidity, VPD, and CO2 right, use the helpful SOG growing guide below and get started in no time!
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ECO Farm 780W/960W LED grow light with high-intensity, full-spectrum fixture that is designed to cover a 4' x 4' to 5' x 5' space for full-cycle or flowering growth.
- 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. This design helps us do easier shipment packing, and you can store it easier.
- With manual dimming knob and controllable dual-network port R14, suitable for smart light controllers to connect up to 200 LED lights
- Warranty: 5 Years
ECO Farm ECO-Net Series 680W/1000W provides highly efficient spectrum with a healthy red-to-blue ratio to drive photosynthesis Light energy between 500-599nm, which penetrates deeper into the plant canopy promoting photo morphogenic responses. High color rendering "white" light aids to rapidly identify potent al threats to your crop and provides superior working conditions and safety for personnel. Ideal for both flowering and vegetative production.
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